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Top 3 Cool Jobs This Week: Entry-Level (but Still Awesome) Jobs

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By Casey C. Sullivan, Esq. on April 01, 2016 3:55 PM

Tired of your current gig? Looking for something a bit more inspiring? There are plenty of cool jobs out there. Sure, you could be an in-house attorney for the NBA or a litigation director for a major Hollywood studio -- if you've got a decade or two of experience.

But why wait till you're old and gray before you get an awesome job? This week, we're focusing in on those of you just starting out. As part of our affiliate partnership with Indeed, we're bringing you the three coolest entry-level jobs we can find.

1. Junior to Mid-Level Litigation Associate, Arnold & Porter

Want to live the life of a big name litigator? Interested in complex civil litigation? (That is, $$$.) Well, Arnold & Porter's Denver office might have a place for you. The firm, a major international law firm headquartered in D.C., is looking for a new litigation associate.

And in a rare switch, you don't have to be a lateral transfer. You can apply straight from your federal judicial clerkship. (Yep, there is still one barrier to entry, but at least it's not five years of experience.)

2. Attorney, Schibell Mennie & Kentos

If BigLaw isn't your thing, Schibell Mennie & Kentos might be for you. This New Jersey personal injury and workers' comp law firm is looking for an associate to join them, and they're openly considering recent law school graduates.

If you join their team, you'd be part of their growing workers' compensation practice. That would also mean a lot of hands on experience, including court appearances, direct contact with clients, motion writing, and more. That's not a bad way to get started on your legal career.

3. General Attorney, Department of Homeland Security

And then there's the feds. The Department of Homeland Security is looking for new attorneys. "Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career?" their listing asks. If you do, you can get started without a ton of experience. Fresh-faced law grads are encouraged to apply.

And, if you have a few gold stars on your law school transcript, like graduating in the top third of your class or participating in your school's Law Review, you can even start at a higher pay scale.

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