Careers for a Bachelors of Arts in Law
Designed to meet the increasing demand for professionals with legal training in varied career fields, the BA in Law offers rigorous training for high-performing undergraduates with an interest in law. Students will receive instruction from College of Law faculty in key foundational areas of the law, such as property, contracts, torts, administrative law, and criminal and civil procedure. The curriculum will provide training in critical skills that are marketable across professions, such as the ability to "think like a lawyer" in solving problems and to make clearly written and logical arguments.
There are numerous careers for which formal legal education is beneficial, but for which a JD is not required. These career opportunities are in all levels of federal and state governments, business, and many legal or civically engaged organizations. A partial list of these career options is provided on the James E. Rogers College of Law Bachelor of Arts in Law homepage.
With prior approval, students may also earn academic credit for internships in governmental agencies and other public institutions, where they will receive hands-on training in law-related fields. Law-related internships include positions with the Pima County Attorney's Office; US Marshal's Office; CIA; FBI; US Postal Inspector; Pima County Sheriff's Department; Oro Valley and Tucson Police Departments; Public Defender's Office; Victim Witness Program; Homocide Survivors, Inc.; International Rescue Committee; US Department of State in Washington D.C. and abroad; Congressional Offices; and the White House.
How to Enroll in an Internship:
1. Find and secure an internship with either a non-profit organization or a government agency.
2. Contact Linus Kafka, Career Strategies Officer, to receive the Internship Application and general information about law internships. NOTE: This application needs to be filled out by both you and the person supervising you at your internship. Their signature is also required on the application. Without a fully completed application, you will be unable to enroll in your internship.
Bureau of Labor Statistics: Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH)
The U.S. Department of Labor provides the OOH to help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.