070: How to Decide What Type of Law to Practice

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we’re talking about how to figure out what type of law to practice. There are more options than most people realize, and your career happiness and success can ride on these decisions, so it’s important to think beyond “litigation or corporate.” Ideally, you’ll find something that uses your unique skills, interests, and background to set yourself apart from the pack. Tune in for ideas on how to decide what's the best fit for you! In this episode we discuss: The different types of law that exist beyond just litigation and corporate work How you can learn what each type of lawyer does Alison and Lee share their experience with different practice areas Should you specialize? Why internships and externships can help you decide what type of law to practice Questions you can ask yourself to decide which type of law is the best fit for you How to test the waters and find out if a certain type of law is a good fit The importance of thinking about your career options early How to use your own unique skills, traits, and background to your advantage Resources Podcast Episode 5: Maintaining Authenticity in the Legal Profession (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-5-maintaining-authenticity-legal-profession/) Podcast Episode 58: Non-Profit Law and Social Entrepreneurship (with Guest Adrian Tirtanadi of Bayview Hunters Point Community Legal) (http://lawschooltoolbox.libsyn.com/058-non-profit-law-and-social-entrepreneurship-with-guest-adrian-tirtanadi-of-bayview-hunters-point-community-legal) Do You Want a BigLaw Job? (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/do-you-want-a-biglaw-job/ Podcast Episode 66 - Tips for a Successful Law School Internship or Externship (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-66-tips-successful-law-school-internship-externship/) Thinking of Becoming a Solo Practitioner (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/thinking-of-becoming-a-solo-practitioner/) What Does Your Personality Test Say About Your Career (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/what-does-your-personality-test-really-say-about-your-career/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on iTunes. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee

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