If you're interested in the law but you're not yet set on law school, you might want to consider an alternative legal career. Legal support positions, for example, allow you to learn about the law on the job (with a paycheck). Although lawyers may not admit it, sometimes their legal staffers are better versed in certain laws or procedures and are an invaluable source of support for a law firm. A career as a paralegal or legal assistant lets you see the law in practice and can also set you up well for law school in the future, if that's one of your goals. Let the Alternatives to Law School section of FindLaw for Law Students be your resource as you explore these alternative legal careers.