Planning Your Career in Law Practice

45 Pages Posted: 29 May 2013 Last revised: 26 May 2017

R. Lisle Baker

Suffolk University Law School

Date Written: May 25, 2017


If you are a law student concerned and unsure about what happens after graduation, and still trying to sort your preferred professional role, this article is designed to help you do homework on both yourself and the legal profession so that you can enhance your opportunity to find the right law practice role. The premise of the article is that a career in law is something for which you can and should prepare, just as you prepare for oral argument in court by writing a well-researched and thorough legal brief. The article is based on a course offered by the author at Suffolk University Law School in which students examine themselves and practice opportunities within the legal profession to find a career that fits them, and how they might make it a reality.

Suggested Citation

Baker, R. Lisle, Planning Your Career in Law Practice (May 25, 2017). Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 13-16. Available at SSRN: or

R. Lisle Baker (Contact Author)

Suffolk University Law School ( email )

120 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108-4977
United States

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