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mrmangs
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Where is the law going?

Postby mrmangs » Thu Nov 11, 2010 1:53 am

Just trying to think globally as I consider what law school to attend and what areas of study to explore once I finally get there. From speaking with various attorneys and thinking about what's going on in the world/country these days, it seems like the areas of future growth in the legal market are IP law, healthcare law, and corporate law with an international twist. I've also heard that tax lawyers are always in demand (presumably because most find tax law excruciatingly boring). Any other areas to throw into the mix? Does successfully entering any of these areas require more than getting a JD from a top institution and graduating in the top 25% or better? E.g., does being a marketable tax lawyer require becoming a CPA and/or a LLM in tax?; prima facie, a hard sciences background seems like it would open a lot of doors as far as IP law is concerned, but is it essential?; etc.

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Re: Where is the law going?

Postby Kohinoor » Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:06 am

India.

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Re: Where is the law going?

Postby vanwinkle » Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:07 am

Kohinoor wrote:India.

TYFT.

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Re: Where is the law going?

Postby 2011Law » Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:11 am

I think that environmental law is supposed to be growing. I think there is some sort of exception, but generally to do IP law you must have a hard science degree.

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Re: Where is the law going?

Postby tallboone » Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:17 am

mrmangs wrote: prima facie, a hard sciences background...


Don't be that guy.

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Re: Where is the law going?

Postby Black-Blue » Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:07 am

Space law

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Re: Where is the law going?

Postby JG Hall » Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:15 am

Image

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Re: Where is the law going?

Postby Dr. Van Nostrand » Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:58 am

To answer OP's question, I have talked to a few partners in tax areas on various interviews, it does seem if you REALLY want to pursue tax law, an LLM from a good institution would be of some benefit, especially if you didn't graduate from a top school or top of your class to differentiate yourself. That said, this is only the opinion of the couple of people I have talked to. Who really knows.

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Re: Where is the law going?

Postby patrickd139 » Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:22 am

Dr. Van Nostrand wrote:To answer OP's question, I have talked to a few partners in tax areas on various interviews, it does seem if you REALLY want to pursue tax law, an LLM from a good institution NYU or GULC would be of some benefit, especially if you didn't graduate from a top school or top of your class to differentiate yourself. That said, this is only the opinion of the couple of people I have talked to. Who really knows.

FTFY.

OP: go to the best law school you can get into/afford, get good grades, feel out what areas of the law you like, and then come back.

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Re: Where is the law going?

Postby Blindmelon » Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:35 am

2011Law wrote:I think that environmental law is supposed to be growing. I think there is some sort of exception, but generally to do IP law you must have a hard science degree.


Nah. I'm a poly sci UG and will be doing IP work this summer at a V50.

JG Hall wrote:Image


Quite possibly the cutest thing I've ever seen.

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Re: Where is the law going?

Postby Dr. Van Nostrand » Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:55 am

patrickd139 wrote:
Dr. Van Nostrand wrote:To answer OP's question, I have talked to a few partners in tax areas on various interviews, it does seem if you REALLY want to pursue tax law, an LLM from a good institution NYU or GULC would be of some benefit, especially if you didn't graduate from a top school or top of your class to differentiate yourself. That said, this is only the opinion of the couple of people I have talked to. Who really knows.

FTFY.

OP: go to the best law school you can get into/afford, get good grades, feel out what areas of the law you like, and then come back.



Yeah I knew these two were the top, I thought some others were thrown in the mix to be legitimate (I heard Florida?).

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Re: Where is the law going?

Postby Kohinoor » Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:39 pm

tallboone wrote:
mrmangs wrote: prima facie, a hard sciences background...


Don't be that guy.

It's too late for him.

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Re: Where is the law going?

Postby rayiner » Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:43 pm

tallboone wrote:
mrmangs wrote: prima facie, a hard sciences background...


Don't be that guy.


I guarantee you that OP will have no friends in LS.

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Re: Where is the law going?

Postby Grizz » Thu Nov 11, 2010 1:16 pm

International dogbite law.

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Re: Where is the law going?

Postby mrmangs » Thu Nov 11, 2010 1:24 pm

rayiner wrote:
tallboone wrote:
mrmangs wrote: prima facie, a hard sciences background...


Don't be that guy.


I guarantee you that OP will have no friends in LS.


But... But I try so hard, make jokes, and am sociable... I just have one question... Wigh?!

Thanks for the answers guys. Seems like LLMs are pretty worthless with the possible exception of one in tax.

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Re: Where is the law going?

Postby paratactical » Thu Nov 11, 2010 1:25 pm

to the birds

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Re: Where is the law going?

Postby patrickd139 » Thu Nov 11, 2010 1:59 pm

paratactical wrote:to the birds

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But people, there's no logic or reason there!




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