Legal Studies Career Guide

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Past Internship Sites:

  • Miller Johnson
  • Stenger & Stenger P.C.
  • 20th Circuit Court
  • Lake Michigan Credit Union
  • Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice
  • Kent County Office of Defender
  • US Probation and Pretrial Services
  • Avanti Law
  • Varnum Law
  • Legal Aid of Western Michigan

Where Alumni Have Landed

  • Paralegal – Stenger & Stenger P.C. 
  • Legal Liason – Fifth Third Bank 
  • Legal Assistant – U.S. Attorney’s Office, Western District of Michigan 
  • Records Clerk – Grand Rapids Police Department 
  • Post Close Analyst – Quicken Loans 
  • Paralegal – Chase & Bylenga 
  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
  • Legal Assistant – Price Heneveld LLP 
  • Paralegal – McShane & Bowie P.L.C. 
  • Law Clerk – Frank Stanley P.C. 
  • Executive Assistant – Meritage Hospitality Group 
  • Loan Originator – Van Dyk Mortgage Corporation
  • Paralegal, Peterson – Paletta, Balice 
  • Paralegal – Butzel Long 
  • Child Support Paralegal – Oceana County Prosecutors Office 
  • Personal Banker – Fifth Third Bank 


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Student Organizations to Consider

  • Lambda Epsilon Chi – Legal Honor Society
  • Law Society
  • Mock Trial Club

Study Abroad Programs

Legal Studies students can reap huge benefits through studying abroad by gaining a better understanding of the different legal standards and systems in the world, analyzing how law impacts other societies, and developing the solid foundation of knowledge, critical thinking, cultural competency and professional skills that are essential to success in the legal field. Step out into the world, rev up your resume, and earn academic credit by studying abroad.

Develop some of these technical and professional competencies to be successful:

  • Research Skills
  • Strong Reading Comprehension
  • Project Management
  • Team Management
  • Information Management
  • Production Planning
  • Quality Assurance
  • Analytical and Critical Thinking
  • Ability to conduct research         
  • Business Strategy
  • Inventory Control

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