Four Tips for a Non-Traditional Legal Career

From Above the Law authored by Hannah Samendinger:

“As a General Counsel & Product Manager at Alt Legal, I really have an alternative legal career. I’m a lawyer. I review and draft all of our company’s legal work. I wear some variation of a Canadian tuxedo to work almost every day. I do customer support. I blog. I am the Product Manager, so I maintain the legal research to keep our platform running smoothly and find ways to use technology to solve legal problems. I host a podcast. I write a newsletter. I even order more Doritos when our office stash is low.

If you like rising to unique challenges, working on a wide variety of issues, and taking the lead on projects, I’d highly recommend the non-traditional path. However, law schools don’t do much to foster these kinds of careers, so I wanted to provide some guidance to students seeking careers outside of law firms and other traditional legal workplaces.”


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