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Is immigration law a good field to get into right now? I know the paychecks aren't as good as corporate law, but what kind of salary could an immigration attorney expect? Are the hours as brutal as corplaw? I'm a 0L; very interested in this type of law and studying it in law school.
- A. Nony Mouse
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It's still hugely different. If you want to work for individual immigrants you're looking at very small firms or solo practices (you will likely need to speak a relevant foreign language). It generally won't pay much and will require a lot of hustle. If you want to help companies get/keep employees it's more like biglaw (although I don't think many firms practice this).
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