What type of law should I consider studying?

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What type of law should I consider studying?

Postby lawdog » Wed Feb 21, 2007 12:04 am

Ok, this question is lasting waaay too long and getting waay too much advice....
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hoyablue

Postby hoyablue » Wed Feb 21, 2007 12:32 am

Spanish culture (latin america and such)


Huh? There's a BIIIG difference between "Spanish" culture and Latin America. Not to say the two aren't related... but Latin America doesn't = Spanish.

And what's with the hostility towards medmal attorneys and defense attorneys? I know it's a cliche, but they ARE and essential part of our system. Not wanting to be a part of that is certainly your prerogative, but they are not *all* ambulance chasers.


That said, this firm has lots of branches in latinoamerica. Perhaps this will at least give you an idea of possible specialties in that area of the world:

http://www.ssd.com/global/region_detail ... egionid=20

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Postby thenewbsatvat » Wed Feb 21, 2007 12:49 am

i think you've all been watching too much jerry mcguire and matlock :)

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Postby thenewbsatvat » Wed Feb 21, 2007 3:29 am

ok, i'm sorry. i know this thread is very well intentioned, but i have to say something cause i can't hold myself back anymore.

let's slow down a little before talking about suing for malpractice and being an agent to shaquille o'neal and jim carrey before we've taken the lsat.

this is like a medical student not even having gotten into medical school yet and saying "i know i want to be a heart surgeon". Amongst all the doctors anyone i know has ever met, even the most dedicated specialist would tell you they experience the survey of what's out there before drawing immediate and extreme conclusions. Medical students are advised to go to medical school with an open mind, see the rotations of specialties, and get a sense of what is out there before jumping to such lofty and extreme conclusions from the outset. This same metaphor is a valid point to be applied to law students.

Not all malpractice attorneys are "evil", or function with bad purpose, and not all public interest lawyers are "good-hearted" and have a pre-written ticket to heaven.

before beginning any formal consideration of law specialties, i think it would be good to take a BIG step back. like the kind of steps Yetis take before they disappear into the white snow.

let me suggest reading this $17 primer on law school that can also be bought used for $5

http://www.amazon.com/Going-Law-School- ... F8&s=books

i regret to report that most of legal reality does not lie in cartoonish extremes that have been characterized. additionally, you say you don't like court houses but you want to be able to litigate. I am very, very confused

i would suggest a very healthy dose of realism about legal careers and getting back to the building blocks of what careers there are in law, what it takes to get to each one, and then work backwards from there.

this thread reads to me like something Alice in Wonderlandish because it is like a caricature of law and business. I feel like the conception of law and business is something out a Charles Dickens novel.

I promise if you read the book above, things will feel much better.

after that book, try this one on the different practice areas in law

http://www.amazon.com/Official-Guide-Le ... 00-6080924

This title is $22 and can be bought used for $18.

If you take these two books, an apple, stay off the John Grisham novels and call me in the morning, i promise future days grounded in a heightened sense of realism

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Postby lawdog » Wed Feb 21, 2007 8:20 am

What is that a rabbit?
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Postby lawdog » Wed Feb 21, 2007 9:58 am

Since restarting school I am putting serious thought into what type of law I want to practice. Unlike many of you THIS is my career change, so picking the wrong practice can have a devastating effect on my moral and working life. I have spent 3 years in management, and another 2 in outside sales as an account manager. Not to mention the 3 years of getting to those positions.

Law isnt something I find as sexy (hey, Im an attorney), it's something I truly want to know and understand. I have been debating it for the past 5 years and finally decided to do it.

I must admit taking a swipe at medmal :lol: I do apologize! Someone definately have to do it cause hospitals and dr have bad intentions sometimes. I cant wait until Krane, Poole & Smidt sues Seattle Memorial!

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Postby typical1L » Wed Feb 21, 2007 10:31 am

You're an attorney?

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Postby lawdog » Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:05 am

Pizza is always good...
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Postby typical1L » Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:21 am

Law isnt something I find as sexy (hey, Im an attorney)


Confusing, but OK.

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Postby thenewbsatvat » Wed Feb 21, 2007 12:22 pm

lawdog, totally respect your enthusiasm and desire to work in law and I wish you the best. I hope you can from a distance see the gentle humor of what i said and also that I did not mean any hostility either

please let me know if i can possibly help with any follow-up questions

hoyablue

Postby hoyablue » Wed Feb 21, 2007 12:58 pm

Latin america=Spanish. Sorry but last time I visited there seem to be a heavys a heavy dose of spanish influence in the islands and latin america.


Uh huh. That's like saying that because you are influenced by alcohol that you = alcohol. Obviously there's a huge "Spanish" influence in Latin America, just as there is a huge indigenous influence. Try explaining to a native person in Peru that they = Spanish.

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Postby lawdog » Wed Feb 21, 2007 1:53 pm

I really need to wash my car and my motorcycle!
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huh? Totally missed that one.

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Postby Janky » Tue Mar 20, 2007 2:56 pm

Step one: Get through 1L
Step two: Take electives during 2L and find different experiences such as summer jobs and clinics in different fields.
Step three: Continue step 2 as a 3L.
Step four: Graduate and begin working as a lawyer in a field that you found interesting during law school.

Unless you're at step 2, you're getting way ahead of yourself. 1L is completely structured to get you the most widespread view of the law. After that is when you look into specializing.

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Re: What type of law should I consider studying?

Postby WizardryPerson » Fri Feb 19, 2010 4:52 pm

hey lawdog, you are a fucking idiot!!!!!!




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