Practice Area Summaries

So, you want to be a lawyer. Well, sure, but what kind?

You could become a corporate attorney and spend your time designing sophisticated debt instruments for demanding clients, which can mean working 18-hour days and weekends. If you're an academic type, you may be interested in antitrust law, due to its focus on math and economics, or appellate law, which requires extensive research, analysis and writing. Or maybe you possess great people skills and would make an excellent real estate lawyer, who must be able to work with everyone, from sub-contractors to investment bankers.

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