What kind of law is easiest to break into?

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Which kind of law is easiest to break into?

Criminal Law
13
22%
Constitutional Law
3
5%
Family Law
11
19%
Tax Law
14
24%
Immigration Law
4
7%
Environmental Law
1
2%
Animal Law
5
8%
Indigenous Law
8
14%
 
Total votes: 59

llachans
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What kind of law is easiest to break into?

Postby llachans » Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:19 am

Just out of curiosity, which kind of law is easiest to get a job after graduation?

I obviously left out certain types. (Biglaw/academia/IP/etc.)

Please explain your reasoning.
Last edited by llachans on Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:40 am, edited 3 times in total.

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geoduck
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Re: What kind of law is easiest to break into?

Postby geoduck » Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:43 am

Pro se criminal defense.

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Re: What kind of law is easiest to break into?

Postby kennethellenparcell » Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:46 am

geoduck wrote:Pro se criminal defense.


lulz. 180.

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Re: What kind of law is easiest to break into?

Postby srfngdd6 » Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:51 am

private practice law is super

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Re: What kind of law is easiest to break into?

Postby r6_philly » Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:00 am

I vote immigration law because most of the work you can get are helping to fill out forms and follow procedures. USCIS practices are fairly standarized and you can make decent money just helping people out with submitting the right stuff. I believe family law is pretty hard because most of them involve court appearances and connections to your court is super important to be able to do well. I am only a 1L but had extensive experience dealing with practitioners in both areas.

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stillwater
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Re: What kind of law is easiest to break into?

Postby stillwater » Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:04 am

Unemployed law.

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reformed calvinist
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Re: What kind of law is easiest to break into?

Postby reformed calvinist » Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:31 am

I'm not seeing the private practice distinction-you could theoretically go into private practice within any of the listed fields. But I think private practice is the easiest, by which I mean, it's not difficult to rent an office and establish a professional association (or PLLC, LLP, whatever). The hard part is...developing a book of business and actually knowing wtf you're doing.

Family court is depressing as hell. I shadowed a local trial court judge in high school, and it's just absolutely miserable. I felt less depressed watching sexual assault and murder trials.

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Re: What kind of law is easiest to break into?

Postby Gail » Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:59 pm

space law

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Re: What kind of law is easiest to break into?

Postby Alan » Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:01 pm

International law, obviously.

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Re: What kind of law is easiest to break into?

Postby Bronck » Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:22 pm

Bird law

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reformed calvinist
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Re: What kind of law is easiest to break into?

Postby reformed calvinist » Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:32 pm

Bronck wrote:Bird law


Unfortunately, bird law in this country is not governed by reason. But big $$$$ to whoever manages to make sense of it and write the treatise on it.

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Re: What kind of law is easiest to break into?

Postby checkster » Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:46 pm

I'm still holding out for a job in pirate law.

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Re: What kind of law is easiest to break into?

Postby r6_philly » Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:35 pm

reformed calvinist wrote:
Bronck wrote:Bird law


Unfortunately, bird law in this country is not governed by reason. But big $$$$ to whoever manages to make sense of it and write the treatise on it.


ESA?

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Re: What kind of law is easiest to break into?

Postby blsingindisguise » Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:47 pm

Tax, Immigration, Crim and Family Law are all somewhat realistic fields to pursue out of school, the rest are not.

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Re: What kind of law is easiest to break into?

Postby dingbat » Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:51 pm

llachans wrote:I obviously left out certain types. (Biglaw/academia/IP).

Do you even understand how lawyers operate?
Biglaw isn't a type of law (neither are academia/IP for that matter) but a type of job.
(all the types of law listed can be done in a biglaw environment)

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Re: What kind of law is easiest to break into?

Postby geoduck » Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:17 am

dingbat wrote:
llachans wrote:I obviously left out certain types. (Biglaw/academia/IP).

Do you even understand how lawyers operate?
Biglaw isn't a type of law (neither are academia/IP for that matter) but a type of job.
(all the types of law listed can be done in a biglaw environment)


What about international energy law? That can't be done in a biglaw environment!

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Re: What kind of law is easiest to break into?

Postby dingbat » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:10 am

I actually know someone who worked on cross-border green energy project with a biglaw firm, so yes, it is possible.
(I consider myself lucky that coincidentally I know of this. My former boss left our company specifically to work on environmental/green energy matters. The point to remember is: when a company is going to invest $100 million or more, said company will always get outside {biglaw} legal opinions)

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Re: What kind of law is easiest to break into?

Postby geoduck » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:40 am

Just messing with you. Obviously firms can and do handle pretty much every facet of the law.

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Re: What kind of law is easiest to break into?

Postby justicefishy » Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:12 pm

r6_philly wrote:
reformed calvinist wrote:
Bronck wrote:Bird law


Unfortunately, bird law in this country is not governed by reason. But big $$$$ to whoever manages to make sense of it and write the treatise on it.


ESA?


He's right you know. The migratory birds act makes no sense. There's good money in figuring it out.

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Re: What kind of law is easiest to break into?

Postby BarrySanders » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:58 pm

justicefishy wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
reformed calvinist wrote:
Bronck wrote:Bird law


Unfortunately, bird law in this country is not governed by reason. But big $$$$ to whoever manages to make sense of it and write the treatise on it.


ESA?


He's right you know. The migratory birds act makes no sense. There's good money in figuring it out.


This. The MBTA is a complete disaster and is becoming more important (because of wind farms) every day.

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Re: What kind of law is easiest to break into?

Postby dingbat » Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:23 am

The easit law to break into is Criminal Law (as the defendant)

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Re: What kind of law is easiest to break into?

Postby geoduck » Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:41 pm

dingbat wrote:The easit law to break into is Criminal Law (as the defendant)


Thanks for reading the second post.

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Re: What kind of law is easiest to break into?

Postby dingbat » Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:44 pm

geoduck wrote:
dingbat wrote:The easit law to break into is Criminal Law (as the defendant)


Thanks for reading the second post.

Sorry - that' take too much effort

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Re: What kind of law is easiest to break into?

Postby eaper » Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:43 pm

Barista.

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Re: What kind of law is easiest to break into?

Postby 071816 » Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:47 pm

Accidentes law.




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