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concentration in law

concentration in law
« on: October 29, 2006, 05:26:15 PM »
what difference do the classes you take affect your job prospects, assuming you dont have a cushy big firm summer associate position lined up?

Obviously, its advisable to take the bar courses, but after that, are there specific classes or concentrations that improve your marketability?  Obviously, one should look to what he enjoys, but beyond that, as a potential tie breaker?  Like taking a entertainment law class seems interesting but I doubt it would be useful after graduation.  Any comments are aprreciated.


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Re: concentration in law
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2006, 08:33:36 PM »
I think the classes you take could really affect your job prospects if you're interviewing with a firm that specializes in something.  If a small firm is looking for a tax associate, and you've never even taken an intro course to tax law, you will probably never be able to convince them that you're the person for the job.  Same sort of thing if you want to work in civil litigation, but you've taken nothing but crim law courses.

There may likely be other situations where classes make a difference, but none are coming to mind right now.