Category Archive: Legal Life

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Hey, you can’t say that!

Alright, kiddos. Today we’re gonna do something a little different. We’ve been running a regular series on different areas of legal practice such as cyber law and space law. Since many of our beloved readers are aspiring lawyers, this can be helpful.

But there are areas of law big enough for their own professions, and then there are corners of the law that are interesting in their own right, but that don’t really rise to the level of an area of practice like entertainment law or animal rights law.

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Immigration Law and You

Continuing our weekly series on lesser-known areas of the law, I’ll be dedicating this post to immigration law. I’ve been peripherally familiar with immigration law for quite some time. When I was in high school, I participated in team policy debate (yes, I was a nerd even back then). Not to brag or anything, but I’m a national champion (in a homeschool debate league, see above regarding nerdiness), and the topic during my winning year was reforming our immigration policy.

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Space: The Legal Frontier

So, as a child you dreamed of becoming astronaut-pilot Buzz Lightyear (or Aldrin). But you would get carsick on the way to school, and you realized you would probably make a terrible pilot. So you settled your dreams on becoming a NASA engineer. Hey, as long as you worked on a piece of something that made it into space, it would be like you made it too. Then you burned out of first-year calculus, so you switched to poli sci, and now you find yourself at law school googling “space law.”

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Cyber Law

If there is one area of law that we, as millennials, should care about it, it is Internet law. In keeping with our weekly exploration of somewhat obscure legal topics, this post is dedicated to cyber law. I am pretty smitten with the phrase “cyber law,” so I’m going to repeat it as many times as possible. Cyber law. Anyway, cyber law is the general term that refers to the legal issues related to use of the Internet.

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A Breakdown of Space Law

Space is the final frontier, so it may initially seem strange that there is law governing what happens out there. However, we’ve moved past the time of the Wild West, so space law encompasses international law, national law, and customs that govern the behavior of humans in outer space.

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Public Service Law: Repaying Law School Loans

The price tag on law school can be overwhelming, and the plan for a lot of potential lawyers is to find a job at a big firm—which comes with a big salary—to pay off those loans. But what if you want to work in public service, which isn’t known for doling out high salaries?

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A Breakdown of Music Law

There really is no such thing as “music law” in the legal sense. Instead, if you want to practice music law, what you’re really saying is that you want to work with clients who are in the music industry. Basically, you’ll want to handle any issue your music industry client might come up against as, say, a musician, production company, talent agency, or licensor/licensee. This may include such varied areas of law as copyright, contracts, antitrust, immigration, bankruptcy, labor, tax, privacy, First Amendment, and so on.

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Jobless Law School Grads Suing Alma Maters

A few years ago, the United States experienced a recession (I really hope that isn’t news to anyone…). The legal market—like most industries—experienced a substantial decline as a result of the economic downturn. Many law students found themselves without employment after graduating. In an effort to recoup their losses, some students tried suing their schools. This post is going to provide a brief overview of those students’ lawsuits; then, it will segue into a discussion of how to maximize employment opportunities in the current legal market.