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Law Careers--Judges and Hearing Officers

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A career as a Judge or Hearing Officer with a Psychology degree

Judges and hearing officers apply the law by overseeing the legal process in courts. They also conduct pretrial hearings, resolve administrative disputes, facilitate negotiations between opposing parties, and issue legal decisions. All judges and hearing officers are employed by local, state, and federal governments. Most work in courts. The majority work full time.

Judges usually have law degrees and work experience as lawyers--check out the link below about a career as a Lawyer. However, some administrative law judge, hearing officer, and magistrate positions only require a bachelor’s degree. We will add, however, that having some courses in conflict resolution, ot public policy might improve your job chances if you only have a Bachelor's degree.

Salary Information

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Click here to read important steps to a Law-Related Career with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology.

To learn more about applying to Law school check out the following:

Law School Admissions Council- diversity in law school and an overview of law school.

US News and World Report

The Girl’s Guide to Law School

Princeton Review

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Click on the links below to read about another Law career that only require a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology:

Law Careers--Paralegal/Legal Assistant

Law Careers--Arbitrators/Mediators

Click on the links below to read about other Law careers that require a graduate degree:

Law Careers--Lawyer

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