After the dissolution of the United States in 2011, most regions will resort to civil warfare to divide the spoils. I expect that the industrial midwest band from roughly Chicago through Ohio, and including Michigan, will be the scene of some of the heaviest fighting. Whatever government control remains in these areas will likely have a high need for public defenders, although you will probably be paid in scrap metal. Even so, your school debt will evaporate thanks to the disappearance of the dollar, so it's all good.
Tip: look at your audience.These boards are frequented mostly by (1) pre-law students and (2) law students.You are asking a question about predicting a field which most of us are, at best, hoping to be in at some point. Further, your question probably couldn't be answered with any certainty from an expert in the law field or an expert in economics.If you want to be a lawyer, go to law school. That may be overly simple, of course. There are other factors to consider like money, etc but that should be your underlying reason to go. Don't go to law school thinking that it's a ticket to a big paycheck, because it certainly isn't. If you are risk averse, go to law school on the cheap. With a 3.95 and say a 165, you'll have a good shot at get full-rides to schools.