Lawyers work in a wide variety of practice settings, ranging from large law firms with many practice areas, to highly specialized agencies in the federal government – and everything in between.
For example, a student interested in environmental law may want to explore: a small boutique law firm that focuses only on environmental law, the Environmental Protection Agency or the Department of Justice's Environment and Natural Resources Division, the environmental law group of a large international law firm with many other practice areas, working at a think tank or non-profit advocacy organization, or many other options.
In addition to reviewing the practice setting pages on the left, take advantage of the many programs and opportunities available at Georgetown Law to learn about the practice of law. OCS and OPICS sponsor a number of educational programs and networking events designed to bring students and practitioners together. Additionally, student groups organize alumni practitioner panels and faculty and guest lecturers regularly present on fascinating topics and current events.
Within these settings, attorneys may focus on any number of subject areas - to learn more about these subject areas, please refer to the Practice Areas section.