Legal Practice Area Overviews

Published: Oct 02, 2021

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Want to really know what it's really like to practice law in a certain area? With Vault Law's practice area resources, you can take a deep dive into dozens of practice areas to find out what it's really like to be an attorney in that area. Discover what day-to-day practice is like, learn about potential career paths in each area, view top-ranked firms in each practice, and read detailed practice Q&A's from attorneys at top-ranked firms. 

To visit our practice area resources, CLICK HERE. We've got you covered with the inside scoop on the following practice areas:

  • Antitrust
  • Appellate Litigation
  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Clean Tech
  • Emerging Companies & Venture Capital
  • Energy, Oil, & Gas
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • General Corporate
  • Health Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation
  • Media, Entertainment, & Sports
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Privacy & Data Security
  • Private Equity
  • Products Liability
  • Project Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Securities Litigation
  • Tax
  • Trusts & Estate
  • White Collar Defense

You can also find practice area information in our annual Practice Perspectives: Vault’s Guide to Legal Practice Areas. The 2023 edition features in-depth Q&As with 140-plus attorneys from 54 top-ranked law firms, providing insight into the realities of practice across 24 major practice areas. We’ve done the work of interviewing these attorneys, so you have the information—whether you’re a law student, narrowing down your target areas, or a lateral, focusing on skill development or looking for your next “work home”—to help guide your choices and build your dream legal career.