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Pave Your Career Path: Exploring the Scope of Careers in Legal Studies, Episode 10

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Podcast with APUS Legal Studies Faculty Member Dr. Pamela Parkinson and Leia O’Connell, MSW, GCDF

When you hear “legal studies career,” do you immediately think of a job in a law firm? Join Dr. Pamela Parkinson as she dispels myths about careers in legal studies, shares insightful tips and broadens the scope for students pursuing employment opportunities as a paralegal or legal assistant.

Dr. Pamela Dee Parkinson is a dedicated faculty member at American Public University System. She has a bachelor of science in political science and U.S. history from Weber State University, a master of science in clinical psychology from the University of Minnesota Duluth and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Utah, College of Law. She previously served as a municipal court judge in Utah and Montana; owned a café and flipped hamburgers in the Yellowstone ecosystem; taught as Professor of Women’s Studies; and now teaches online and develops courses. Her philosophy of education is student-centric, focusing on students’ individual needs and challenging them throughout their learning process.

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Leia O’Connell has worked for the university since 2012 and is currently a Corporate Recruiter. She has been an Academic Advisor for the School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, a Graduate Academic Advisor, and a Career Coach. Leia holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Hartwick College and a master’s degree in social work from Binghamton University.

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