Best law to get into over next 10 years

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Best law to get into over next 10 years

Postby bigmnstyle » Wed Dec 09, 2009 3:20 am

Opinions? With the economy and where you think it will be going; what do you think the best type of law to specialize in would be?

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Re: Best law to get into over next 10 years

Postby Danteshek » Wed Dec 09, 2009 3:23 am

Family, Trust and Estates, Criminal Defense... Anything where the client is an actual human

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IHaveDietMoxie
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Re: Best law to get into over next 10 years

Postby IHaveDietMoxie » Wed Dec 09, 2009 3:28 am

but I'm so interested in beaver law

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Re: Best law to get into over next 10 years

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Re: Best law to get into over next 10 years

Postby legends159 » Wed Dec 09, 2009 3:33 am

bankruptcy lawyers always have business

securities litigation is also flourishing i hear. Any field that litigates against government regulatory agencies should remain prosperous. I don't see the government getting any smaller anytime soon.

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Re: Best law to get into over next 10 years

Postby Danteshek » Wed Dec 09, 2009 3:44 am

administrative law, same rationale as above

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Re: Best law to get into over next 10 years

Postby inuitsoar » Wed Dec 09, 2009 4:20 am

IHaveDietMoxie wrote:but I'm so interested in beaver law


bird law in this country is not governed by reason..so frustrating

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Re: Best law to get into over next 10 years

Postby bilbobaggins » Wed Dec 09, 2009 4:26 am

inuitsoar wrote:
IHaveDietMoxie wrote:but I'm so interested in beaver law


bird law in this country is not governed by reason..so frustrating


I demand satisfaction.

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Re: Best law to get into over next 10 years

Postby macattaq » Wed Dec 09, 2009 4:33 am

IP in general, particularly if it deals with the intersection of the internet and copyright. Also, music copyright in particular. I imagine there will be loads of work going on in this area as artists start realizing they don't need record labels anymore, but still need copyright protection due to dissemination of art via the internet.

Wills, trusts, and estates, for sure. Dying isn't going to go out of fashion anytime soon, although ITE, you never know what can happen.

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Re: Best law to get into over next 10 years

Postby j2d3 » Wed Dec 09, 2009 4:59 am

Danteshek wrote:Family, Trust and Estates, Criminal Defense... Anything where the client is an actual human


I'm going quite the opposite route. I want robot clients 4 sure.

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Re: Best law to get into over next 10 years

Postby Experimental Section » Wed Dec 09, 2009 7:51 am

immigration

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Re: Best law to get into over next 10 years

Postby LSATfromNC » Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:12 am

Suing the public option for malpractice :)

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Re: Best law to get into over next 10 years

Postby eberl032 » Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:20 pm

So many different types have been mentioned: Immigration, Bankruptcy, Family, Trusts and Estates, Criminal Defense, IP, Administrative, Securities Litigation. With new concerns for nature, Id add environmental. Why is it then, that the attitude towards law is so doom and gloom? I see some positivity here...

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Re: Best law to get into over next 10 years

Postby Kiersten1985 » Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:24 pm

legends159 wrote:securities litigation is also flourishing i hear. Any field that litigates against government regulatory agencies should remain prosperous. I don't see the government getting any smaller anytime soon.


+1. I work in securities litigation and was at work until 2:30 am last night. It's bumpin'.

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Re: Best law to get into over next 10 years

Postby legends159 » Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:00 pm

eberl032 wrote:So many different types have been mentioned: Immigration, Bankruptcy, Family, Trusts and Estates, Criminal Defense, IP, Administrative, Securities Litigation. With new concerns for nature, Id add environmental. Why is it then, that the attitude towards law is so doom and gloom? I see some positivity here...


law as a whole is growing but so are the number of law schools and law students. And hiring temporarily has constricted as compared to the prior 2 years, though it's still larger than it was a decade ago.

the doom and gloom is the immediate reaction to the change in status quo. Lots of people got laid off. Lots of people didn't get jobs out of OCI. At this particular moment it's still a scary time to go into the law profession.

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Re: Best law to get into over next 10 years

Postby Wahoo1L » Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:07 pm

International law. There are always going to be countries, and somebody has to jetset around the world doing law in those countries.

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Re: Best law to get into over next 10 years

Postby Jumbo » Wed Dec 09, 2009 2:18 pm

Patent in electrical/computer engineering

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Re: Best law to get into over next 10 years

Postby john titor » Wed Dec 09, 2009 2:23 pm

Wahoo1L wrote:International law. There are always going to be countries, and somebody has to jetset around the world doing law in those countries.

are you retarded

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Re: Best law to get into over next 10 years

Postby Zojirushi » Wed Dec 09, 2009 2:26 pm

Resource management

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Re: Best law to get into over next 10 years

Postby MC Southstar » Wed Dec 09, 2009 2:30 pm

Human resources management.

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Re: Best law to get into over next 10 years

Postby twert » Wed Dec 09, 2009 2:31 pm

john titor wrote:
Wahoo1L wrote:International law. There are always going to be countries, and somebody has to jetset around the world doing law in those countries.

are you retarded

are you retarded?

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Re: Best law to get into over next 10 years

Postby nealric » Wed Dec 09, 2009 2:33 pm

Space Law

But you need to graduate from Princeton's space law LLM.

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MC Southstar
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Re: Best law to get into over next 10 years

Postby MC Southstar » Wed Dec 09, 2009 2:34 pm

nealric wrote:Space Law

But you need to graduate from Princeton's space law LLM.


When that actually becomes a real field, that'd be pretty sweet, though.

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Re: Best law to get into over next 10 years

Postby LSATfromNC » Wed Dec 09, 2009 3:17 pm

shadowfrost000 wrote:
nealric wrote:Space Law

But you need to graduate from Princeton's space law LLM.


When that actually becomes a real field, that'd be pretty sweet, though.


http://www.space.com/news/080508-first- ... awyer.html

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Re: Best law to get into over next 10 years

Postby nealric » Wed Dec 09, 2009 3:40 pm

When that actually becomes a real field, that'd be pretty sweet, though.


It actually is. Someone needs to do the legal work for launching satellites, etc. Fun to joke about though.




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