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sweeney

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Concentrations
« on: March 30, 2004, 10:37:20 PM »
Looking for your opinions on the best law concentrations; Which fields have the best Salary/Job Availability/Environment?

sweeney

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Re: Concentrations
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2004, 09:57:43 AM »
What concentrations have you all choosen?

sweeney

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Re: Concentrations
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2004, 10:37:16 PM »
lets hear it

stbomb15

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Re: Concentrations
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2005, 11:06:11 AM »
Does anyone have any information on this stuff?  You hear a lot of other things being talked about, but I haven't gotten any info on this?

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Re: Concentrations
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2005, 01:00:41 PM »
Most law schools don't have concentrations.
Your first year classes are mandatory.  After that, take whatever is interesting or will help you on the bar.

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Re: Concentrations
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2005, 03:38:40 PM »
So you don't have to "focus" on something?

That is kind of a relief..  I felt like I had to know exactly what kind of law I wanted to do before I went in there. 

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Re: Concentrations
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2005, 03:52:03 PM »
You have plenty of time to decide.  Just take classes that you are interested in.

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Re: Concentrations
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2005, 04:07:14 PM »
OK, I have a question....  Would it be easier to focus in litigation and then go into corporate/ real estate law; or focus in business law and go into litigation?

It seems like you couldn't do that latter, but you may be able to pull off the first scenario?

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Re: Concentrations
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2005, 04:43:42 PM »
People switch within careers all the time.  At this point, you can't possibly be expected to know exactly what you want to do.  Some people come in with set goals/concentrations, but even those people don't really know what it means unless they have some experience beyond what's normal. The main exception to this might be tax law...but even that you can wait to think about until after 1L.

In the end, your career options are influenced by the interests and skills you develop in law school and the availability of positions.  I know more than one person who let a great job offer make this choice for them. People do move around, so you won't get "stuck."

As for whether you can do litigation and business law...have you thought about business litigation?  There's no need to pick something out now, but it was just a thought.

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Re: Concentrations
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2005, 11:21:35 AM »
My concentration will be on clients who pay their bills. ;D