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Any advice for a law student interested in matrimonial/family law? Most of the people I go to school with are interested in big law and I’m starting to lean away from family law because of the large availability of jobs in corporate/commercial litigation.. especially with the appealing big law salary. My concern is if I should abandon my goals in the niche field of family law and focus in on my litigation goals from a commercial litigation approach. Any advice is appreciated!

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