Teach courses in law. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
- Adjunct Professor of Law
- Assistant Professor
- Assistant Professor Business Law and Paralegal Studies
- Associate Professor
- Associate Professor of Law
- Clinical Law Professor
- College or University Faculty Member
- College Professor
- Constitutional Law Professor
- Contracts Law Professor
- 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.
- Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, papers, and oral presentations.
- Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.
- Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
- Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction.
- Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in professional journals, books, or electronic media.
- Advise students on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues.
- Select and obtain materials and supplies such as textbooks.
People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: SIE.
This means people who work in this occupation generally have Social interests, but also prefer Investigative and Enterprising environments.
People who work in this occupation generally prize Achievement, but also value Working Conditions and Independence in their jobs.
- Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
- English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
- Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
- Communications and Media - Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
- Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
- Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
- Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
- Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
- Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
- Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).
In 2012, the average annual wage in California was $131,520.00 with most people making between $52,610.00 and n/a
During 2010, this occupation employed approximately 1,500 people in California. It is projected that there will be 1,800 employed in 2020.
This occupation will have about 30 openings due to growth and about 20 replacement openings for approximately 50 total annual openings.
Industry breakdown is not available for this occupation
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