Job Prospects in Environmental Law/International Law/IP

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BrianFratusz
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Job Prospects in Environmental Law/International Law/IP

Postby BrianFratusz » Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:17 pm

I have a few questions about law school in general:

What is the job market like for International and Environmental Law? (not the intersection of the two)
What types of jobs are available for International.. what are the salaries like?
Same for environmental.. or energy law

Are there any good IP jobs for students who don't have the Patent Law background (substantive science background, but not enough to sit for the patent bar)?

rad lulz
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Re: Job Prospects in Environmental Law/International Law/IP

Postby rad lulz » Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:40 pm

International? Almost none, unless you mean working for an American firm doing American law overseas.

Public interst enviro? Minimal.

Enviro on behalf of corporations and whatnot? Decent. Anywhere to large firms, boutiques, small firms.

Enviro on behalf of govt.? Not that many bc govt. hiring is shitpureshit.

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Re: Job Prospects in Environmental Law/International Law/IP

Postby rayiner » Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:58 pm

rad lulz wrote:International? Almost none, unless you mean working for an American firm doing American law overseas.

Public interst enviro? Minimal.

Enviro on behalf of corporations and whatnot? Decent. Anywhere to large firms, boutiques, small firms.

Enviro on behalf of govt.? Not that many bc govt. hiring is shitpureshit.


There are a lot of public interest groups doing environmental law, so long as you're not NRDC-or-bust. The catch is that they greatly prefer experienced attorneys. You've got a much better shot getting into one of those after a few years of litigation experience at a big firm then you do as a fresh grad who is a "true believer" and would never work for a firm.

Working for U.S. EPA or DOJ Environmental Enforcement straight out is pure fantasy. It's probably easier to get a job at WLRK.




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