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Physics to law?

June 23rd, 2015, 5:54 am

Personality/ability wise how suited is a law career for people who studied physics? I know the job scene for lawyers is bad now, but that's not what I'm asking. I also know physics majors do well on the lsat, but that has nothing to do with how much they like working as a lawyer, which is what I want to know. I tried to Google this, but couldn't find much. A surprising number of law profs have physics PhD from very prestigious schools though.
 
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Physics to law?

June 23rd, 2015, 11:50 am

You could try patent attorney, where your physics experience would be of use. In fact they are the only type of lawyers who enjoy their job that I've ever met.
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Physics to law?

June 24th, 2015, 7:16 pm

QuoteA surprising number of law profs have physics PhD from very prestigious schools though. A wasted youth?
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Physics to law?

June 26th, 2015, 7:36 am

As katastrofa says patent and IP law is the obvious place to go, but its optimality is a function of where you went to university.Of the lawyers I know in this field (not a huge sample), they all went to upper end unis.
 
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Physics to law?

June 26th, 2015, 2:18 pm

Here's an interesting guy. A math professor who went to law school at age 47. His full time job is still as a math prof, but he works 'social justice' type cases on the side. Even argued in front of the supreme court of Canada.http://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2014/ ... _life.html
 
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Physics to law?

June 26th, 2015, 7:05 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: albertmillsHere's an interesting guy. A math professor who went to law school at age 47. His full time job is still as a math prof, but he works 'social justice' type cases on the side. Even argued in front of the supreme court of Canada.http://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2014/ ... e.htmlCool. I think maths is better than physics for law.
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