Law Professor

Law Professors are former attorneys who have chosen a career in teaching and sharing their experience with students who aspire to become advocates of justice. Law professors offer tutoring and academic guidance to students, preserve class-related records, and review student coursework. Professors work together and support colleagues on research interests and other activities

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Starting Salaries

Avg. 

305000

Min. 

150000

Max. 

600000

What you need to get started

  • Experience as a judicial clerkship can be useful in getting the job

  • Teaching at law centers can also be helpful 

  • 2 or 3 years of practice in law can add great value 

Employment Outlook

  • Multiple job opportunities, there's always a scope to grow

  • Flexible teaching hours 

  • Opportunities to teach and interact with different people. 

International Opportunities

New York, San Francisco, Washington, Miami, Australia, Switzerland 

Educational Qualifications

  • B.A LLB/ B.Com LLB / B.sc LLB

  • Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree

Soft Skills

  • Communication

  • Abreast with legal trends

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Patience

  • Empathy

  • Consideration

  • Organisation

  • Confidence

  • Dedication

  • Interactive

Technical Skills

  • Legal advice

  • Legal studies

  • Constitutional law

  • Obligations and Contracts, Property Law, and Torts & Damages

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Pros


  • You have the satisfaction of molding another's future

  • It is very rewarding

  • The hours are friendly with time to spare for some personal time

  • The learning process is endless

  • It can challenge you and help you broaden your horizons

  • Summer vacations!

  • It gives you access to multiple job opportunities, there's always a scope to grow

  • Tax-advantaged retirement plans

  • You get to embrace your love of learning and keep up with any new developments in the field

  • The brief moment of clarity your students get is quite satisfying

Cons


  • You will struggle to reach a handful of people every year

  • It might test your patience more than often

  • You might face issues with your colleagues with respect to teaching styles

  • Lack of support from administration

  • Sometimes it gets all about standardized testing and results

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