I meant the georgraphic location of my future job. But I am also concerned with choosing a correct course in my third year. Many factors pop up for me to balance, but without sufficient knowledge and experience, I have no idea to make a decision.
1) I would like to choose courses with less reading assignments
2) I don't know whether international law will be worthy to concentrate on because I have limited credits left for third year, and some people told me they found out that there is no such international law practice after graduation
3) Some areas of law are locally oriented, such as oil and gas, mainly litigated in the center of the country
4) Don't know whether I should choose course only for the purpose of bar exam.
Thank you for your input and any advice.
1. Depends entirely on the teacher and how they teach a particular class.
2. Most "International Law" is just a corporation doing business in a foreign country (say Germany). The American firm hired to handle it will probably just hire a local firm in Germany and act as a go-between. Or the corporation will go directly to the German firm. Or it will be the reverse and an American will be doing law work for a German firm.
3. Oil and Gas practice is not necessarily too limiting. I believe mineral practice is also included in this, so it can stretch across most of the U.S. Certainly places like Texas and Oklahoma will be bigger for Oil and Gas. There are other states known for their mining operations.
4. There are typically too many "Bar" courses in Law School to take them all. If you try, you miss out on areas of more interest to you. Pick the ones that you are interested in the most. There will be BarBri or other courses to cram in the courses you miss. Likewise, you don't want to skip all the Bar courses and have to cram in everything during BarBri.