That law degree you’ve earned can take you more places than you can imagine. Think outside the box for unique ways to use your education. There are many different career opportunities for those interested in law.
Protect the Arts
Copyright lawyers help musicians, authors and artists protect their original ideas, or intellectual property, from theft, plagiarism and infringement. This niche law field is highly specialized and can navigate the rights for studio productions, manuscripts and patents for inventions. Lawyers in this field keep up with the changes in technology and digital media to protect the rights of their clients.
The Health Care Niche
Stand out from the masses by learning a niche market such as healthcare law. This avenue creates specialized legal professionals fluent in today’s health market legalities. Specialists in this field help medical facilities, doctors and research clinics understand complex health law and policies as well as navigate insurance and governmental mandates. Doctors and nurses are in a high-risk group for lawsuits and require expert care to protect their careers and the facilities they work for. You can even study health law online so you can work around your schedule and get the education needed to succeed in this field.
Write it Down
A law degree prepares students to think logically and present persuasive ideas orally and in writing. Market these skills to author or co-author a legal series of books or written materials for your field. The degree behind your name establishes you as an expert in the field and builds trust in the readership.
Legal professionals in this field specialize in protecting passengers and pilots alike. Airports have lawyers on retainer for problems that may arise from doing general business with the public to accidents in the air or on the runway. Pilots and airport staff are under increased scrutiny and often need legal counsel. A highly specialized niche in the aviation sector involves “outer space law.” This field navigates treaties internationally regarding the activities in outer space.
The horse racing industry is big business, and owners, jockeys and racing facilities are frequently faced with legalities they don’t understand. Partnerships problems, ownership issues and accidents are some of the areas lawyers in this field manage. Professionals here also draw up and dispute contracts and agreements between owners, racers, boarders and breeders.
Whether you’re tired of the day-to-day grind of attorney work and looking for a change of pace, or you’re just starting down your career path, remember to think outside the box for unique ways to put your knowledge to work.
This article is courtesy of Anita Ginsburg, a freelance writer from Denver who often writes about home, family, law and business. A mother of two, she enjoys traveling with her family when she isn’t writing.