Choosing an Area of Law as a Specialty
You’ve probably heard (or read) my speech about not “picking a major” when applying to law school unless you can really, really, really back it up.
Anna Ivey’s recent post about the downside of choosing International Law as an area of specialization when applying to law school is extremely relevant and I hope you’ll find it helpful (although I’m sure a portion of my audience will find it discouraging).
I do agree with Anna on this point: most people applying to law school really have no idea what being a lawyer is really all about. I think that Anna has a great idea – if you’re interested primarily in a specific area of law, you should try out that area as your profession before trying out the law part. (For example, try out the Entertainment Industry before trying out the Entertainment Law Industry).
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.
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