Big Law/Criminal Law - Does it exist?

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sparty99
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Big Law/Criminal Law - Does it exist?

Postby sparty99 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:17 am

I want to make a big law salary. I also find criminal law to be interesting.

Are there "big law" firms that specialize in criminal law? Or does criminal law usually just include Assistant DA positions?

socraticmethodman
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Re: Big Law/Criminal Law - Does it exist?

Postby socraticmethodman » Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:20 am

They are biglaw firms that specialize in white collar crimes.

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Wholigan
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Re: Big Law/Criminal Law - Does it exist?

Postby Wholigan » Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:23 am

There have been other threads on this. The consensus seems to be that large law firms usually only do white collar defense. Because the stakes are so high, it's unlikely that you will be able to do any work on these types of cases as a new associate


Edit for link to another thread on this: viewtopic.php?f=23&t=146298

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Re: Big Law/Criminal Law - Does it exist?

Postby BarbellDreams » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:12 am

White collar defense, but good luck getting into that department anytime soon.




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