Special Considerations for Graduate Students

The main NCA law industry page provides a helpful introduction to careers in law for all students, so make sure to read that, too. Here are some additional considerations for graduate students considering a career in a law-related field.

Research the Field:

For graduate students interested in careers related to law, there are some paths available without further schooling. Learn about these paths by checking out the main NCA law industry page and also by talking with people in the field.

Get Connected:

Connect with alumni working in the legal field via our.northestern.edu and through the Northwestern University Alumni group on LinkedIn. 

Additional Resources:

To learn more about resources that can help you prepare for a career related to the law, visit the TGS Career Path page on Intellectual Property Work and Technology Transfer.

Common Career Directions for PhDs:

  • Communications
  • Intellectual Property