Monday, 25 September 2006 06:27 Written by Helen Burnett
With so many different areas of law or specializations to choose from, it can be difficult to decide which one you might want to practise, or which would be the best match for your personality type. To help give you an inside perspective into some of these areas, 4Students has spoken to lawyers who practise several different areas of law and are from various types of firms to get their opinions about the positive and the negative aspects of their respective types of law.
The pressure begins almost immediately. Although law school is a three-year program, in the first two months students are already being asked to make some of the biggest decisions of their legal careers, including where they want to live, what kind of law they want to practise, how large a firm they want to work for, etc.
After years of undergrad and law school, cramming for tests and hanging out with friends in your favourite jeans and sweatshirt, the thought of dressing up for an interview at a law firm can seem daunting. But it doesn’t have to be if you treat shopping for career clothing as a professional development activity, says 4Students’ fashion panel.