Compliance & Regulation

A cascade of laws and regulations (The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, the Affordable Care Act, and the Dodd-Frank Act,), plus vigorous government enforcement, has upgraded the nature of the compliance function. Candidates armed with law degrees are viewed very favorably by employers seeking compliance professionals. Read about these employment opportunities in these posts and in 21st Century Legal Career Series Volume 2.

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Legal Careers with Special Purpose Districts

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Debunking Legal Job Myths #1: Too Many Lawyers Are Chasing Too Few Jobs

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