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Wondering what practice area will be sizzling not only when you graduate from law school but for the rest of your career? We checked in with practitioners in various fields to see where they thought their chosen specialty was heading. Surprisingly, some areas that seem to be so hot turn out on closer look to be downright frosty. Constitutional law, for example, which is forever making the news (most recently on the constitutionality of same-sex marriages in Vermont and school vouchers in Ohio) really pays the mortgage for only a handful of attorneys. If you want to go where the action is — and where it will continue to be — consider the following legal specialties.

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