A legal career involving education law and policy offers a diverse set of opportunities. A student with the broad objective of helping the next generation of children to succeed will find there are a variety of ways to do this with a general education policy background. Some lawyers assist educational leaders in navigating complex bureaucratic and legal regimes. Some work with disadvantaged communities and children in improving educational opportunities. Some seek opportunities to develop and advocate cutting-edge policies that will improve America’s schools. Still others engage in impact litigation advocating for improved educational opportunities. And still others represent children with special needs in special education proceedings.