For law students who are not sure they want to practice law, the University of Michigan has a suggestion on how they could use their legal training: a career in the rapidly expanding field of legal information.
The demand continues to grow for law librarians with a firm knowledge of legal procedure and information technology, according to Margaret Leary, director of the school's Law Library.
"Some law students become disenchanted with the idea of going into practice but want to do some kind of work that uses their legal training," says Leary, who also is a lecturer in the university's School of Information and Library Studies.
"And many students working toward their master's degree in library science have a special interest in law. Both types are excellent candidates for law librarianship."