Students who go on to earn a Juris Doctor (JD) can engage in a wide range of law-related pursuits. These include, but are not limited to, careers in advocacy work for domestic and international non-profit agencies, government agencies, and interest groups along with direct legal participation as an attorney, prosecutor, advocate, mediator, or judge. In addition, many politicians have a legal background and find an understanding of the law to be beneficial when crafting public policy and helping voters to solve legal problems. A background in law can also be beneficial for business owners and managers, counselors and social workers, educators and administrators, and those engaging in the finance, entertainment, sports, communications, defense and national security, health care, and real estate industries, to name a few.