Thursday, August 1, 2013

What Are the “Hottest” and “Coldest” Practice Areas?

From The National Jurist:

As you think about upcoming fall hiring, you might want to check out some of
the practice areas where there might be more jobs.  According to Denney’s
“What’s Hot and What’s Not in the Legal Profession,” these practice areas are
worth investigating:

Areas that are “Hot” and may be hiring:

1. Intellectual Property Litigation

2. Health Care Law

3. Energy Law

4. Regulatory Law

5. Immigration Law

6. Labor & Employment Law

Houston is an especially hot city to practice law in, as several of the hot
practice areas, such as health care, energy, and technology, are thriving in
Houston, the report indicated.

However, other practice areas are cooling down right now, and are in fact
downright cold according to Denney’s

Areas that may be growing “Cold”:

  1. Bankruptcy Law (“Unless the economy goes back in the
    tank again,” according to Denney).

    2. Commercial Litigation

    3. IPOs

    4. Securities Fraud (The SEC has been filing significantly fewer cases,
    Denney said).


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Glad to see labor on here. As someone who teaches it. Although I have a feeling they are referring to "employment" more than true labor law.

Posted by: Dan Bowling | Aug 2, 2013 1:36:38 PM

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