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Prelaw Portal

When you are thinking about going to law school you've got to think about what you're going to do after those three years are over. After all, you're going to law school to become a lawyer, right?

NALP, the Association of Legal Career Professionals, is an  organization made up of legal employers and law school career professionals. NALP — its staff, leaders, and members — collectively know a whole lot about the world of lawyer jobs. This portal was designed by NALP volunteers to help prelaw advisors and students in the US learn more about the legal employment market.

Read on:

What Do Lawyers Do?
How Can NALP Resources Help Me Make Good Choices?
What Questions Should I Ask?

Starting Salaries — Class of 2011 (January 2013) — This information is being made available for prospective law school applicants and others interested in the starting salaries of new law school graduates.


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