Still unsure of which practice areas might be a good fit for you? The Career Development Office has Practice Area Overviews – quick, one-pagers with descriptions of various practice areas, the type of work involved, and recommended classes. You can find these in the Career Resource Library, under the “resources” tab in Symplicity.
If you’re looking for more detailed information about the various practice areas, ask your counselor if you can borrow The Official Guide to Legal Specialties by Lisa Abrams. You’ll get a more in-depth look at what it's like to practice law in 30 major specialty areas, including appellate practice, entertainment, immigration, international, tax, and telecommunications. This book gives you the insights and expertise of top practitioners – the issues they tackle every day, the people and clients they work with, what they find rewarding about their work, and what classes or work experience you need to follow in their footsteps. Over 120 government, public interest, corporate, and private attorneys are featured.