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    2014 Legal Job Market Overview, Part 8—Hot Practice Area 4—Marijuana Law

    The big political news last year was not Chris Christie’s re-election in New Jersey or Terry McAuliffe’s rise to the governorship of Virginia. Instead, it was the approval of recreational marijuana by Colorado and Washington State, where it is now or will soon be legal to grow, distribute, sell, possess and smoke or otherwise ingest small amounts of cannabis. These two states now join the many others where medical marijuana has been legal under state law in recent years. This is good news for both potheads and attorneys.

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    2014 Legal Job Market Overview, Part 7—Hot Practice Area 3—Privacy Law

    Privacy Law is booming.  Formerly a very quiet backwater, Privacy Law has been expanding and exploding now for more than a decade-and-a-half. Throughout the U.S., privacy and cybersecurity law specialists are in short supply. In this Law Careers blog, we’ll examine: (1) a brief history of privacy law and regulation; (2) why privacy practice is hot; (3) where the jobs are; (4) how to position yourself for them; and (5) law-related (JD preferred) privacy positions.

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    2014 Legal Job Market Overview, Part 6—Hot Practice Area No. 2-Non-Traditional Family Law

    This is not your father’s family practice—divorce, separation agreements, child custody and support. The principal reason why this practice area has both expanded and changed so dramatically is because it mirrors the massive changes in the American family which, today, bears little resemblance to the 1950s’ Father Knows Best mythological ideal of WASPy Jim and Margaret Anderson, Kathy, Bud, Princess and the family dog.

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