Of the Many Fields of Law, Which Is the Best Fit for You?

June 27, 2019

Of the Many Fields of Law, Which Is the Best Fit for You?

There are many areas of legal practice that might interest future lawyers. At Empire School of Law, students learn about the many types of law careers and can even gain hands-on experience at our law clinics. Here we highlight just some of the many fields of law an attorney might practice.

Business Law
Business or Corporate Law focuses on any legal issues within corporations. These lawyers manage mergers, acquisitions, internal disputes, employee contracts, compliance issues, and much more. Many companies hire in-house counsel, or a legal professional who has just one client: the company itself.


Criminal Law
Criminal Law is an area of which most people are aware. Criminal Attorneys work to protect and enforce the fundamental rights and laws on which our society is built. Defense Attorneys represent those who’ve been accused of crimes, while Prosecutors and District Attorneys represent the state.


Intellectual Property Law
Intellectual Property lawyers protect individuals such as inventors, writers, and musicians. These attorneys usually focus on a particular sub-field: the arts, for example, or science. They help people maintain legal ownership of their songs, ideas, inventions, and more.

Immigration Law 
Immigration Lawyers help clients going through the naturalization process. They might also work with refugees, asylum seekers, or undocumented individuals. These attorneys offer assistance with issues such as: employment-based visas, acquiring citizenship, deportation, helping foreign companies establish themselves in the U.S., and obtaining green cards.


Environmental Law
Environmental Lawyers represent individuals, nonprofit organizations, or government agencies. They work in areas such as climate change, environmental rights, management of public or native land, renewable energies, and more. This is a growing field, so now might be the right time for you to pursue environmental law.


Tax Law
Tax Codes are constantly changing, so Tax Attorneys offer indispensable services to individuals and corporations by understanding complicated federal, state, and local tax laws. They help clients with issues such as managing personal wealth, navigating IRS regulations, transferring estates, and many other tax-related negotiations.

The Many Fields of Law You Can Practice

There are many legal fields a law student might find attractive, and whichever type of law you pursue after passing the bar, Empire School of Law can help you get there. Our clinics cover some of the above specialties, and our courses prepare you for a variety of law careers, including positions as Law Clerks with the Sonoma County Public Defender and District Attorney’s offices following completion of the Master of Legal Studies program (the first two years of Empire’s four-year Juris Doctor program).

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One of the things that I appreciate about going to Empire College was that the training was so hands-on.

Yesenia Avalos

Medical Assistant Coordinator, West County Health Centers
Empire Law School provided the instruction, guidance, and motivation that I needed to pass the California State Bar Examination on the first try, despite the rigors of managing a full-time career and family commitments in parallel. I would absolutely recommend Empire Law School to anyone looking for relevant and masterful instruction in the subjects of law.

Chris Van Nuys

Operations Manager, LEMO USA, Inc. (Class of 2019)

By assisting clients at the Self-Help Access Center, students learn about law, human nature, society and challenges people face on a daily basis.

Michelle Brown

Empire Law Graduate

Empire is perfect for individuals seeking a practical, cost-effective legal education taught by committed practitioners. Empire enabled me to grow and learn through experiences with the Superior Court’s Office and the District Attorney’s office as a student and then launch into a rewarding career serving as General Counsel for American Home Shield >Corporation, The ServiceMaster Franchise Group, Graham Packaging Company, and currently, Evergreen Packaging.

Mark Lightfoot

General Counsel, Evergreen Packaging

Walking across the graduation stage already employed with a full-time job was very gratifying.

Nancy Clark

Paralegal, Galanti & Copenhaver, Inc.

I had a lot of friends go through Empire who had a great experience. If you want a solid IT foundation to get out in the workforce, it’s the place to be.

Blake Buchanan

Service Desk Analyst, Davita Medical Group