Legal Market Demands and relevant education

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Legal Market Demands and relevant education

Postby maine08080 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 1:41 am

First time poster here. I'm in the early stage of my undergraduate education and I definitely have some legal interests. I am wondering if anybody can identify a certain type of law that will currently (or forseeable future) have a demand, relevant JD concentrations etc. I know this may be a VERY vague question, but I am curious what people have to say. I tried several searches on this board (maybe I'm not searching the right way?) and I have not found what I wanted.

If you want to get personal, ask me a couple of questions. This is what I'll post for now:
-Not necessarily interested in biglaw.
-Hell, public interest seems alright to me.
-Tier 3 Public Flagship University (look at my username). International Affairs w/ 3.5 jumping up to 3.6ish if all goes well after semester.

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Re: Legal Market Demands and relevant education

Postby lt0826 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:06 am

I've been hearing that those studying IP law are having the easiest time finding jobs. Whether that's true or not I don't know - I am a 0L.

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Re: Legal Market Demands and relevant education

Postby Xiaolong » Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:22 am

"Globalization of the law" seems to be en vogue these days. As such, someone with foreign language ability or WE in a foreign country might be more sought after by firms with an international practice. Also see these two articles by Dean van Zandt of Northwestern on this subject. ... id=1241657 ... id=1529706

Other than that, I agree with the above poster: technical backgrounds are more likely than not going to be an asset.

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