Lawyers come in all types. Some research law and write briefs. Others argue in court. Yet others draft contracts, negotiate deals, review regulations, or lobby for legislative change. Different types of lawyers use different skills in their work, though some skill sets will overlap between practice types. All lawyers also draw on some of the same core competencies, like legal analysis and writing.
In this section, you will find a description of some of the main practice types in law. The courses listed in these pages can help you determine what you enjoy doing most and help you develop the skills you need to succeed in that practice type. You will also find the names of faculty who have worked in these practice types and can provide you with more detail as to what their day-to-day life was like.
Although there are many practice types, the main ones are: