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TheOcean
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Property Law (lawyers)

I'm actually enjoying my property class and have been thinking about trying to get some sort of property internship.

How is property law as a whole in terms of practicing? My school also has one of the best elder law programs in the nation so I could always do some sort of property/elder law co-op program.


gizmoflak
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Member since May 2007
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re: Property Law (lawyers)
"Property law" runs the gamut. Propery issues spill into many different practice areas:

Real Estate leases & sales, residential and commercial

Estate Planning

Landlord/Tenant

Business transactions and litigation

Environmental

Construction

Municipal/Zoning

Insurance

etc.


Lots of different directions you could go....


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rmc
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re: Property Law (lawyers)
Real estate transaction work can be fruitful. It brings a lot of side curative work with it -- at least in Louisiana.

Elder law is basically just estate planning for old people. I'm sure there are other facets, but the main thing here is usually getting people eligible for long term medicaid. It isn't the most complicated area of law and there is some money to be made here. In a solo/small firm setting, very few people are able to just do Elder law or Estate Planning. But that's probably true for most areas of law in a solo/small firm setting.


cwill
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Property law is just a facet of law...there are no "property lawyers". Oil and gas/mineral law in my view is the most interesting....and if you're going to do real estate law that's more transactional than property.


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TheOcean
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re: Property Law (lawyers)
How are the job prospects for some of these property fields?

Thanks for the advice


theOG
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job prospects and newly admitted attorneys go together like oil and water.

good luck.


rmc
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ShreveportTIGER318
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Shreveport/Washington, D.C.
Member since Apr 2008
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re: Property Law (lawyers)
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How are the job prospects for some of these property fields?


Transactional lawyers are having an easier time finding jobs than litigators. You have probably noticed at school that everyone wants to be the next big trial lawyer. I was the complete opposite. I did tax, estate planning, m&a, etc. (i.e. transactional) and I had a pretty easy time finding a job. Do something you like, but you can't do what everyone else is trying to do.

I would seriously look into mineral law if you are in Louisiana.


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