Law/ Lawyer Filter: I've decided on Law School, but am trying to decide which area of law to focus on once I get there.
I've found Vault's Law Career Articles
pretty helpful, and am looking for other resources/personal insight into what different practice areas are like. Pros and cons, "day-in-the-life," personal anecdotes, you get the idea.
Bonus points for what you think the perception of your practice area is among other lawyers and the general public
To answer some potential questions from the get-go:
-I'm graduating with my BA in December and am waiting for the next admission cycle to apply (Fall 2009 entrance)
-I have researched admissions (gpa, lsat, indexes) to death already
-I have ruled out criminal and patent law (although I'm not averse to litigation in general)
-I am leaning towards bankruptcy or antitrust, but am not informed enough to commit
-I have no concern for work/life balance