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ksimon2007
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Concentrations

Postby ksimon2007 » Sun Jan 09, 2011 1:12 am

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mikeytwoshoes
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Re: Concentrations

Postby mikeytwoshoes » Sun Jan 09, 2011 2:00 am

There are no concentrations in law school. Law is--wait for it--law.

theantiscalia
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Re: Concentrations

Postby theantiscalia » Sun Jan 09, 2011 2:04 am

ksimon2007 wrote:OL here. I figured this was the proper "board" to use for a post about concentrations. How much do they matter in regards to gaining a job? I am thinking of either a litigation or public policy/regulation concentration. I would like to practice in D.C. with no qualms about NOVA. Is there anything consequential about choosing either of these areas as concentrations?


I don't think most schools have them. And if they did, I don't think most employers would care... it isn't like you have to put it on your resume.

If you want more information, I hear you can go to a camp where you learn all about concentrations. (That's a South Park reference... and intended as a joke.)

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Re: Concentrations

Postby ResolutePear » Sun Jan 09, 2011 2:04 am

mikeytwoshoes wrote:There are no concentrations in law school. Law is--wait for it--law.


You're wrong.

Dolphins are tried under a different tier of law called, "lawl." It's too far removed from Law to be considered law, hence, it's lawl.

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Re: Concentrations

Postby patrickd139 » Sun Jan 09, 2011 2:16 am

theantiscalia wrote:I don't think most schools have them. And if they did, I don't think most employers would care... it isn't like you have to put it on your resume.

If you want more information, I hear you can go to a camp where you learn all about concentrations. (That's a South Park reference... and intended as a joke.)

Bad South Park reference is bad.

OP: pick your school first, giving absolutely no weight to concentrations. Then, once you're in school and have taken a few courses, if your school offers a particular "concentration" that 1) interests you, and 2) might be beneficial as a signal to employers of your interest in the area of law, then go for it.

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Re: Concentrations

Postby Adjudicator » Sun Jan 09, 2011 2:21 am

ResolutePear wrote:
mikeytwoshoes wrote:There are no concentrations in law school. Law is--wait for it--law.


You're wrong.

Dolphins are tried under a different tier of law called, "lawl." It's too far removed from Law to be considered law, hence, it's lawl.


What is the best school to go to for Dolphin Lawl?

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patrickd139
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Re: Concentrations

Postby patrickd139 » Sun Jan 09, 2011 2:23 am

IB gladiator dolphin meme

ksimon2007
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Re: Concentrations

Postby ksimon2007 » Sun Jan 09, 2011 2:28 am

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2011Law
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Re: Concentrations

Postby 2011Law » Sun Jan 09, 2011 2:37 am

Sorry if I'm completely wrong, but don't 2L and 3L students focus on a certain area on the law just by taking more electives in that area?

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Re: Concentrations

Postby random5483 » Sun Jan 09, 2011 2:47 am

Schools offer some specialization certificates which you can get along with the degree. However, there is no specialization requirement. Many schools only offer limited specialization options, so unless your school offers one you really want, you probably won't bother with it.




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