Law and Society is the study of how legal and social systems are interconnected, how people live and how law is woven into communities.
Written Communication: Present ideas clearly and persuasively
Verbal Communication: Articulate or argue a position; clarify and communicate technical concepts and exchange information and ideas with others; present work orally
Analytical and logical thinking: Analyze material logically and critically; apply theoretical approaches to law
Editing: Edit and proofread for accuracy, content and clarity
Leadership: Persuade and influence others, assist others with less education and knowledge
Synthesis and organization: Identify issues and ideas from extensive reading material, digest and read large quantities of material, organize and interpret social, economic and political data
Problem solving: Learn to generate creative, practical solutions to problems; respond to challenges and work under pressure
Organization: Meet deadlines, prioritize and organize time and materials
Team work: Work in teams of students with different types of disciplinary backgrounds
Degree-specific: Become familiar with legal institutions and fundamental legal concepts; learn how to approach legal research and reasoning understand key values underpinning law
Social justice issues: Understanding major issues in social justice in Canada
Analyze social trends or social changes: Study emerging challenges for law in education, health, criminal justice, employment and science and technology
Research and technical: Become familiar with CanLII and library databases to access articles and sources
Please note some of these positions may require further training, certification or education. Check out the occupational profiles to review the full details for the occupations that interest you at alis.alberta.ca/occinfo
Formal Career Assessments like the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator can be helpful tools for your career development. These assessments have been used for decades to help individuals choose a major, explore career options during and upon completion of a degree and to further understand yourself in relationship to the world of work. Inquire with Career Services if you are interested in these formal assessments.