BA in Law: Careers and Internships

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.  

Internship Opportunities

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 Counta Attorney's Office; US Marshal's Office; CIA; FBI; US Postal Inspector; Pima County Sheriff's Department; Oro Valley an Tucson Police Departments; Public Defender's Office; Victim Withness 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.  View the online information session to ensure you meet the elibigility requirements.

2.  Find and secure an internship with either a non-profit organization or a government agency.

3.  Contact Program Coordinator Mark Blair to receive the  Internship Application.  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.  

4.  Enroll for internship credit in UAccess by meeting with the LAW Internship Coordinator, by appointment or during walk-in hours.  To be enrolled you must have a fully completed internship application signed by your supervisor.  

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.

Ferguson's Career Guidance Center

Many different professions can suit your skills, interests, and goals. You can learn about 140 different industries, careeer fields, and thousands of professions at this site accesible through the UA Library.