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Don’t Overlook Government Jobs—Many Will Pay Law School Student Loans
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Don’t Overlook Government Jobs—Many Will Pay Student Loans

Summary: Many law school graduates seek government positions with their state, federal, or local governments. Having a law degree is an advantage for these positions, even if the position itself does not require a law degree. Legal education and experience can help graduates get hired at these jobs, some of which offer student loan forgiveness.

When conducting your job search, be sure not to overlook positions in federal, state, and local government. Having a law degree can give you a tremendous advantage in these positions. Although many government jobs do not require a law degree, simply having a law degree may set you apart from the rest of the competition for certain government positions. Your legal experience will also be an added bonus for landing one of these jobs.

  
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It’s true that many of these government jobs do not pay as much as the big law firms, however, most offer excellent benefits and many also will forgive your federal student loans, which is a tremendous advantage for working for the government. You can read more about loan forgiveness here: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/student-loan-repayment/

Are you interested in working for state, federal, or local government? You can search government-related jobs requiring a law degree on LawCrossing.

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