The field of law maintains a system of rules and conduct established by the government to correct wrongs, maintain the stability of political and social authority, and deliver justice. Law professionals maintain this system through enforcement, interpretation, application, and representation of law.
Designing your major
Your major may be indirectly or directly related to your career choice, and it’s only one of many pieces to finding a good career fit. There are many majors that are related to law, including:
- Law and Public Policy
- Law, Ethics, and Decision-Making (co-major only)
- Political Science
- Criminal Justice
- Management + Human Organization
- Business Economics & Public Policy
- International Studies
- International Law and Institutions
- Labor Studies
- Policy Analysis
- Public Management and Leadership
Learn about careers in the field
- District Attorney
- Fraud Examiner
- Child Support Officer
- Criminal Intelligence Analyst
- Judicial Law Clerks
- Fraud Examiners, Investigators and Analysts
- Arbitrators, Mediators and Conciliators
- Private Detectives and Investigators
- Intelligence Analysts
- Lawyer – Civil, Corporation, Trial
- Prosecuting Attorney
- Correctional Officers and Jailers
- Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
- Digital Forensics Analysts
- Detectives and Criminal Investigators
Learn through experience
Join a student organization
Student organizations can help us clarify our interests and build experience. Here are a few ideas of organizations in this area:
- Legal Studies Club
- Undergraduate Mock Trial
- Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International
- Moot Court Club at Indiana University
- Indiana Law Journal
- Public Interest Law Foundation
- The Pre-Law Division of the Black Law Students Association at Indiana University
- Undergraduate Journal of Law & Disorder
- Feminist Law Forum
- Conservation Law Center
- District 10 Pro Bono Project Inc.
- Justice Unlocked
Volunteering in the community has many benefits for the community and for your personal and professional development. How can you use your knowledge and skills to make a difference?
Interested in graduate school?
In this field, some common graduate school programs may include Law JD, Law and Public Policy, Criminal Justice, Public Affairs, Paralegal Studies, and many more!
There are many ways to explore careers, through research, gaining experience, and talking with other people. Your career coach is here to mentor you and help you find ways to explore that fit you best.