One excellent way to learn more about a career in law is to participate in summer law exploration programs offered to high school students by colleges and nonprofit organizations. Here are three interesting programs to check out:
The American Bar Association’s Legal Career Center Web site (https://www.americanbar.org/careercenter) is the go-to place for information on education and careers. If you’re already attending an ABA-accredited law school, you automatically become a student member of the association, which makes you eligible for a variety of benefits, including access to Student Lawyer. (Non-members can subscribe for a small fee.) Sample articles from the magazine can be read at https://abaforlawstudents.com/stay-informed/student-lawyer-magazine. The ABA also offers a Before the Bar Blog and The Law Student Podcast.
Mutual fund lawyers have a wealth of duties—ranging from establishing and registering new funds and providing advice regarding federal and state laws, to interacting with regulators and offering expert advice on employment law and labor issues. At a small firm, there may be just a chief legal officer who handles all these tasks (with the assistance of a paralegal or two). At a large mutual fund company, the chief legal officer will be assisted by a team of lower-level attorneys, paralegals, and legal secretaries. Typical duties for mutual fund attorneys include: