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Law and Law Enforcement

If you are interested in the safety and security of your community, you might be interested in exploring Law Enforcement. This area is focused on conflict management and communication as well as investigation and oversight--all necessary elements to helping communities feel protected.

Explore Career Paths and Possibilities:

Below is a sample list of entry points for students interested in Law and Law Enforcement. Education requirements for positions within this grouping can vary widely from law school to high school diplomas. Some positions require you to start in an entry-level position and work your way up. Settings can include the federal and local government, private law firms, and non-profits.

Internships:

  • Legal and Compliance Intern
  • Legal Research and Project Intern
  • Legal Affairs Intern
  • Criminal Justice Intern
  • Private Investigator Intern
  • Police Department Intern
  • Campus Security Intern 

Post-Grad Entry Points:

  • Lawyer 
  • Police Officer
  • State Trooper
  • US Marshall 
  • Prison Administrator
  • Federal Agent; Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Alcohol Tobacco Firearms (ATF), Secret Service (SS)
  • Detective
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Custom Border Patrol Officer 

Trends:

Some industries change more quickly than others, it is important to stay informed on the latest trends in your interest areas to be sure you are best preparing yourself for internships and full time roles post-graduation. Below are a few resources to help you stay up to date regarding Law and Law Enforcement:

DePaul LAS Pre-Law Resources
City of Chicago Pre- Law Volunteer Program
National Association of Police Organizations
Chicago Police Department 
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)