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Law Still Good Choice for Some

Q. I have an undergraduate degree in Liberal Arts and am starting Law School this year. I'm concerned because I've been told there are many more lawyers than there are jobs, and that many long- time lawyers and even partners in big firms are being laid off, I also heard firms that ARE hiring look for women and I'm male. I wonder if I'll have a chance when I get out of school.

Ans. If you want to practice law, there still are some fields where legal careers thrive in any economy, according to Richard L. Hermann, author of "The Lawyers Guide to Finding Success in any Job Market," (Kaplan Publishing $ 17.95). Among fields he believes will flourish are Health Law, Energy Law, Food and Drug Law, Government Contract and Procurement Law, Medical Law and Elder Law. Also, you should go into law because you want to be part of the justice system and fight for right, not just because you want a job.

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