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Careers in Business Pre-Law

The business pre-law major recognizes the business and economic emphasis of the practice of law and also provides the breadth of training and philosophical background that is conducive to success in law school.

There are several career paths available following law school.  If you choose corporate law, you’ll be involved in the formation, dissolution, and all other legal aspects of the administration of corporations.  Typical duties of corporate lawyers include mergers, acquisitions, internal reorganization, or disputes between corporations and individuals concerning liability, patents, and compliance with state and federal law.  A legal professional whose sole client is a corporation is generally known as in-house counsel.

Another option following law school is intellectual property law.  Intellectual property law focuses on protecting the rights of inventors, authors, and businesses to their tangible and intangible creations, inventions, and even symbols like logos or graphics.

The last major area of business law is labor or employment law.  Labor law is concerned with the relations between workers and their employers on matters as diverse as wages and compensation, discrimination, and even harassment.  As an attorney specializing in labor law, your work would likely include collective bargaining and unions.  You might represent individual clients, a union, regulatory agency, or an employer.

Career Spotlight

Robert Tucker
Associate, Baker & Hostetler, LLP

A9R468BRobert Tucker is an associate with the firm Baker & Hostetler, LLP in its Columbus, Ohio office. Baker & Hostetler is one of America’s largest law firms and serves clients through a network of offices in eleven major U.S. business centers.

Rob joined Baker & Hostetler in 2007 and represents a wide range of clients from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies in an array of commercial litigation matters as well as in class action defense. Rob has also represented clients in defending claims for medical malpractice, product liability and other torts, and election law issues.

Rob graduated from the Ohio University College of Business in 2004 with a degree in Finance and Business Pre-law and obtained his J.D. from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 2007. 

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