Attorney / Lawyer
I. JOB SUMMARY
Main Topic: Human Geography
Secondary Topic: Places and Regions
Overview: An attorney, or lawyer, conducts research on legal issues and interprets laws, regulations, rulings and legal documents. They can also create legal documents such as wills, deeds, contracts, lawsuits and appeals. They can counsel clients and represent them in court. Lawyers need to be research oriented with strong reasoning skills, but also must be able to communicate with a wide range of people and have great interpersonal skills. Geographers would make great lawyers because of their ability to value diversity and interact with a wide range of people while handling a diverse range of issues.
Geographers at work: Human Geographers
Recommended College Courses: Human Geography, Regional Geography, World Geography, Qualitative Methods, Geographic Information Systems, Cultural Geography
Skills: knowledge of human geography, critical thinking, communication skills, regulations and law.
Occupation Group: Law
Learn more about Lawyers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Labor: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/legal/lawyers.htm
Written by Kaleigh Shuler
II. POWERFUL GEOGRAPHIC KNOWLEDGE