Which Area/Type of Law Most Intellectually Challenging?

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scifiguy
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Which Area/Type of Law Most Intellectually Challenging?

Postby scifiguy » Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:21 am

I've heard everything from small law being "cut and paste" work to biglaw consisting of either doc review work or stuff that a monkey or GED student could do and I'm wondering what area of law would offer the best chance at having intellectually challenging work?

I love my philosophy classes and writing position/argument papers in class and wonder whether there is one area/type of law that most utilizes heavy, argumentative writing and offers challenging intellectual stimulation and puzzle-solving?

Which areas, by contrast, tend to be more paper pushing and/or less intellectually challenging?

Thanks everyone in advance.

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Re: Which Area/Type of Law Most Intellectually Challenging?

Postby fatduck » Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:24 am

solicitor general of the united states

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Re: Which Area/Type of Law Most Intellectually Challenging?

Postby LRGhost » Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:28 am

Divorce/Marriage

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Re: Which Area/Type of Law Most Intellectually Challenging?

Postby nealric » Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:29 am

Tax.

There are a surprising number of tax lawyers with philosophy backgrounds. Even as a junior associate, you get to play oracle. There is comparatively little mindless work.

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Re: Which Area/Type of Law Most Intellectually Challenging?

Postby dingbat » Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:30 am

the high end




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