Five Alternative Careers for Law Grads (Think Geraldo Rivera or Sam Zell)

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Law grads who can’t find a job may want to try expanding their horizons, according to the publication that ranks law schools.

There are success stories outside of law practice, says the U.S. News & World Report’s Law Admissions Lowdown. The blog lists five alternative careers for grads that “reinforce the versatility of a law degree, which brings with it a plethora of marketable skills.”

U.S. News lists these five careers and illustrates with the names of law grads who succeeded:

1) Journalism. Law grad success stories include Geraldo Rivera and Star Jones.

2) Real estate. Sam Zell built a global real-estate empire after graduating from the University of Michigan law school.

3) Nonprofit management.

4) Entrepreneurship. Daniel Dolan, who created the dating service It’s Just Lunch, went to Harvard Law School.

5) The arts. Scott Turow and John Grisham are the big names. Other law grads include Will Shortz, crossword puzzle editor of the New York Times, and TV writer and producer David Kelly.

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