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Law Teachers, Postsecondary

Also called: Associate Professor, Law Professor, Professor, Professor of Law

What they do:
Teach courses in law. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
On the job, you would:
  • Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
  • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as civil procedure, contracts, and torts.


Safety and Government
  • law and government
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
  • multimedia


Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • reading work related information
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
  • teaching people how to do something
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions


  • communicate by speaking
  • read and understand what is written
Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • use rules to solve problems


People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Independence
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Integrity
  • Initiative
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Attention to Detail


You might use software like this on the job:

Computer based training software
  • Blackboard Learn
  • Learning management system LMS software
Information retrieval or search software
  • DOC Cop
  • iParadigms Turnitin
Word processing software
  • Collaborative editing software
  • Google Docs


Education: (rated 5 of 5)
doctoral degree or
professional degree
usually needed

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