There are a lot of careers in the field of law. Some are well known, but others are not.
This activity is divided into two parts:
- Activity 1 – Who Am I? – one period
- Activity 2 – Fill In the Blanks – one period
The first activity (Who Am I?) introduces students to a variety of jobs that involve the law. Students then use clues to identify different careers. The activity is available in PowerPoint format.
The second activity gives students a more in-depth look at these careers. Working in teams, they hunt for answers to fill in the blanks for a detailed picture of each career.
- Begin thinking about potential careers in law
- Discover some of the lesser-known legal careers
Subjects and subject-specific competencies
- Exploration of Vocational Training:
- Competency 1: Explores vocational training (Learns about different trades and occupations)
- Personal Orientation Project
- Competency 2: Contemplates his/her learning and work possibilities (considers possible career paths)
Broad areas of learning
- Career Planning and Entrepreneurship: Familiarity with the world of work, social roles and occupations and trades
- Uses information: Gathers information and puts it to use
- Achieves his/her potential: Recognizes his/her personal characteristics
Éducaloi’s Careers Section provides the ins and outs of 15 careers in law.
- Legal secretary
- Probation officer
- Correctional officer
- Court clerk
- Court usher
- Legal interpreter
- Police officer
- Official stenographer
- Legal translator
- Social worker
- A volunteer legal professional can visit your class to lead the workshop The Law: It’s Not Like in the Movies! This is designed to help students understand the main players and different stages of a criminal trial.
- The Emploi Quebec information website (IMT en ligne) has information on various careers, including job descriptions, job prospects and required training.