The Different Ways of Lawyering

The Different Ways of Lawyering

In this week’s episode, Jelena and Branden get you started on that process by exploring the different functions lawyers perform.

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Most people don’t really know enough about the law before they go to law school to pick a specific area of law to practice, and that’s okay because they get three years (sorta) to make up their minds.

In this week’s episode, Jelena and Branden get you started on that process by exploring the different functions lawyers perform. The biggest divide is between litigation (representing clients in lawsuits) and transactional law (representing clients in dealmaking), but there are plenty of other comfortable niches for people with the letters JD after their name, and you’ll know all about it after listening to this episode.

Listen and learn . . .

  1. How to figure out whether you’re more suited to litigation or transactional work
  2. How areas of law people know about like criminal and appellate law fit into the litigation/transactional divide
  3. How to get that cushy in-house counsel job
  4. What to do if you want to teach the law or be a judge
  5. How to use your time in law school to pursue any one of these careers

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