Your opinion regarding the best concentrations in law school

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paradox
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Your opinion regarding the best concentrations in law school

Postby paradox » Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:07 am

I am interested in reading the opinions of posters regarding what they believe will be the concentrations that will give a law school grad a bit of an advantage in the job placement market in the year 2015.

My guesses: health care law, international business, and intellectual property?

Your thoughts?

Thanks.

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GATORTIM
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Re: Your opinion regarding the best concentrations in law school

Postby GATORTIM » Sat Jan 28, 2012 8:47 am

Ozone Layer Law

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Re: Your opinion regarding the best concentrations in law school

Postby nsbane » Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:34 am

Constitutional law.

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Re: Your opinion regarding the best concentrations in law school

Postby taxguy » Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:35 am

Alot depends on where you want to practice. For example, If you want to practice in New Mexico, Mining and environmental law might be preferable. If you want florida, Marine law might be good. However,my opinion for the overall the best concentrations for jobs would be:

1. Litigation/criminal law
2. Tax and estate planning(Particularly if you are willing to work for a large accounting firm)
3. IP
4. Employment law/ administrative
5. Health law


A burgeoning area now would be elder law with all the aging baby boomers.

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Re: Your opinion regarding the best concentrations in law school

Postby 09042014 » Sat Jan 28, 2012 3:39 pm

paradox wrote:I am interested in reading the opinions of posters regarding what they believe will be the concentrations that will give a law school grad a bit of an advantage in the job placement market in the year 2015.

My guesses: health care law, international business, and intellectual property?

Your thoughts?

Thanks.


I bet 50 bucks you could take every course your school has on all three topics and still have time for bird law. There is no such thing as concentrations in law school.

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smelltheglove
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Re: Your opinion regarding the best concentrations in law school

Postby smelltheglove » Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:44 pm

Concentrations?

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lovejopd
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Re: Your opinion regarding the best concentrations in law school

Postby lovejopd » Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:10 pm

Pre-law for sure :lol:

paradox
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Re: Your opinion regarding the best concentrations in law school

Postby paradox » Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:28 am

FWIW, the below linked article quotes a law marketing/ management firm as saying that the following concentrations will be " hot" in 2012 for law firm employment
- Regulatory work
- Labor & employment
- Immigration law
- Commercial real estate

Link
http://www.nationaljurist.com/content/w ... -areas-now

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Re: Your opinion regarding the best concentrations in law school

Postby YourCaptain » Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:35 am

a good lsat and good gpa that get you into a good school.

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Re: Your opinion regarding the best concentrations in law school

Postby Grizz » Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:55 am

LOL marine law in FL? You have got to be kidding me.

TCR is "whatever projects your firm starts you on"

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Re: Your opinion regarding the best concentrations in law school

Postby romothesavior » Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:55 pm

For the overwhelming majority of students, there are no real "concentrations." It's not like picking an undergrad major. First of all, few students know what they want to do or what they are going to even have an opportunity to do as a lawyer. Second, there aren't many classes in any particular area. There are a few exceptions, but not big ones. For example, if you want to do crim, take some crim classes. If you want to do IP, take some IP. etc.

But for almost all students going into private firms, the only "concentration" you should be thinking about is transactional vs. litigation. And even there, there is a lot of overlap. For example, almost everyone takes evidence even though it is more of a litigator's class, and almost everyone takes Corporations, which is probably a bit more geared towards transactional work. Sure, there are some classes (advanced trial? writing for litigators?) that transactional people won't really take in large numbers or classes (sec reg? secured transactions?) that litigation-oriented students avoid, but for the most part we are all taking the same stuff.

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Re: Your opinion regarding the best concentrations in law school

Postby dood » Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:39 am

ah im going into IP lit and the only IP classes ive taken are: patent law and copyright law.

...im in my last semester of 3L year.

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Re: Your opinion regarding the best concentrations in law school

Postby rinkrat19 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:52 am

Concentrate on job placement rates and the job search.




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