What You Can Do With That Law Degree…Multi-Tasking Your Way To Your Brilliant Career

WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH THAT LAW DEGREE….MULTI-TASKING YOUR WAY TO YOUR BRILLIANT CAREER

A salute to Nicholas J. Carse, Georgia State University Law, ’08, who left the practice of law in 2011 to sell popsicles. Not just any popsicles. Gourmet popsicles.

WELCOME
The skills that you learn as a lawyer–analytical thought, the ability to separate relevant facts from philosophical clutter, the ability to write clearly and concisely, the ability to present yourself and your ideas persuasively–are skills that you can easily transfer to other careers. Knowing law, and knowing how to find the law, is an asset that can pay off handsomely in many areas, as famous people in all walks of life have discovered. So don’t give up all of those youthful fantasies! A good many European and South American university graduates have taken degrees in law, because in those countries law is an undergraduate rather than a graduate degree, and you can trace the law’s influence in their work.   What (other than your textbooks) should you read while in law school, in order to keep up your ability to talk to non-lawyers? The eminent scholar John Wigmore had some suggestions. If you really get interested in this subject, remember that a lot of very interesting information is not on the Internet; consult the library for more reading suggestions.

For more ideas on combining your personal interests with the practice of law, please check out our Bibliography.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
ACTIVISTS, POLITICIANS, PHILANTHROPISTS, AND HUMANITARIANS
ACTORS AND OTHER PERFORMERS
ARTISTS
DROPPING BACK TO PASS: LAWYER-ATHLETES
BEHIND THE SCENES
COMEDIANS

COMPOSERS, LYRICISTS, AND MUSICIANS
DIRECTORS
ENTREPRENEURS AND BUSINESSPEOPLE
JOURNALISTS
MEDIA PERSONALITIES

NOVELISTS, DRAMATISTS, SCREENWRITERS AND POETS
SCIENTISTS AND INVENTORS

REVERSE PLAYS: USING YOUR OTHER TALENTS WITHOUT GIVING UP YOUR DAY JOB
ROYALS

FICTIONAL LAWYERS WITH OTHER CAREERS
OTHER CONTRIBUTIONS BY LAWYERS 
LOUISIANA’S LAW SCHOOL GRADUATES 
History’s Stealth Lawyers (video)
BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

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