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Most attorneys specialize in a particular area of law. While you do not need to decide on a practice area right away, learning which ones may be of interest to you will help you focus your job search, choose courses to explore in law school, and generally provide some parameters to your career exploration.

Learn about the vast array of common practice areas in law firms, how their day-to-day tasks vary, and find which ones suit your interests and ambitions. 

Overview of Practice Areas in BigLaw 

Deeper Dives into Specific Practice Areas 

Additional descriptions of practice areas: 

To learn more about practicing:

  • Hotshot’s learning tracks include short videos that show you the work you would be doing as an associate in a particular practice area  
  • Conduct Informational Interviews with HLS alumni and other attorneys working in your practice areas of interest 

Common Exit Options  

Additional Resources