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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Diane Aqui, Esq.

(Class of 2001)
Empire College gave me the opportunity to earn a Juris Doctorate while still working full time in my “first” career as an engineer. The professors are all practicing attorneys and judges and it is clear that they love what they do---guiding, teaching and mentoring a new group of potential lawyers, who one day will be their peers and practice alongside them in the legal community. I think one of my favorite cases since I graduated in 2001 was against a former Empire professor and I walked away with a win!

Andrew Conway, Esq.

(Class of 2014)
I decided to go to law school after interning for the Diversion program for the Sonoma County District Attorney's Office while I was in college. Empire provided me with friends who became colleagues, and Professors who became the Judges I appear in front of today. I have always wanted to work with the law and youth and I now manage a Dependency contract for Mendocino County, which has become my dream career as I get to do the exact job I wanted when I decided to go to law school. I definitely have my dream job thanks to Empire and their exceptional professors.

James V. Sansone, Esq.

(Class of 2006)
I picked Empire College because I had to juggle between family obligations and a fulltime job. Empire was the only option that allowed me to effectively manage my work and family obligations and still pursue a law degree. Thanks to Empire, I was able to pass the bar exam on my first try and begin a new, exciting, and lucrative legal career that I love.