It happens more often than you might think. Students will find themselves studying law, but in the process they will decide that they ultimately do not want to be a lawyer. Does that mean calling it quits for law-related courses right then and there? Not necessarily. There are reasons why it could benefit you to learn law if you are not a lawyer, or if you never plan to be one.
You may think it would be a waste of time to invest yours into studying law if you have already decided that you don’t want to ever approach the bench. However, here are a few reasons why choosing to learn law if you are not a lawyer could pay off.
- A law degree is a strong qualification to have. Even if you do not plan on being a lawyer, just having a law degree or certification carries an innate level of respect that employers will recognize. It could give you the edge over other applicants, no matter what job you are applying for.
- You can help your employer with legal issues. You can offer value to any organization by understanding some of the legal issues that employers face on a regular basis. You will also be able to guide your organization in instances when it is unclear whether or not hiring a lawyer is necessary.
- A law-based education is versatile. From journalism to politics, having a formal law education background can paint you as a qualified candidate in a variety of career fields. Even if it is not enough to qualify you for something you may want to do, again, it will set you apart from other applicants.
- It can help you in everyday life. Not only can a law background benefit you professionally, but it can also help you on a personal level. This includes helping you feel more confident with everyday life tasks like signing contracts or other legal documents that often boast complex language.
You may be thinking that all of this is great, but that paying for a law education is expensive—and it is—but it doesn’t have to be. At UWA Online, our continuing education program offers a course that can help take you to the next level in your career without have to break the bank—or leave the comfort of your own home. The course, “Law for Non Lawyers 1245” is a one-month web-based class that only costs $195 to register. In the course, participants will earn a greater understanding of legal documents and terminology, know some basic steps to protect their business’ interest, be able to anticipate legal issues in the workplace and more.
You can learn law if you are not a lawyer and have something shining to add to your resume by registering for this course through UWA Online Continuing Education! To register for this and other courses, click here!