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College Senior Seeks Input From Lawyers For Specialization Guide Wiki

Here's your chance to help a struggling college senior.  Read his email below, republished here with permission, and comment away below.  Tim needs all the help he can get.

Mr. Williams,

I am currently a Senior at Elon University, and slated to enter law school in 2009. Before that happens, however, my project in senior  seminar is to create a wiki that will act as a guide to other law students attempting to choose a specialization in law. I have found your blog to be extremely helpful and approachable, and I would like to ask you to share your experience. To gather some more specific information, I have constructed four interview questions that I would greatly appreciate your time in answering.

-This wiki is intended to help law students choose a specialization. What do you wish you knew when making this choice? Do you have any advice for law students making this decision?

-In your experience, when a potential employer looks at a lawyer's resume, what level of importance do they ascribe to the job applicant's pecialization? Where do they rate it compared to other factors such as law school, work experience, etc?

-Obviously some types of lawyers are more desirable to employers than others. What are some specializations that are notoriously difficult to land a job in? What tracks offer more and more desirable options? What do you feel about your own specialization in terms of options, experiences, etc?

-Most lawyers work 50 hours a week or more. Are some specializations more work-intensive, highly competitive or stressful than others? How so? And vice-versa?

Again, I thank you for your time and apologize for the verbose e-mail.

-Tim Yahner

If comments are closed, send your email directly to Tim:  tyahner at elon.edu. 

Thanks for your help.

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