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5 Top Foodiest, Tastiest, Booziest Practice Areas

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By Casey C. Sullivan, Esq. on July 26, 2016 12:58 PM

Are you a lawyer with an appetite? A lover of fine wines, heirloom vegetables, perfectly frosted donuts? Well, you don't need to keep your food, booze, or candy passions outside of your work life. For the lucky few, there's a career to be made in craft spirits, farm-to-table agriculture, or just pizza.

If you're looking for a career on the legal side of the culinary arts, here's our advice for you, from the FindLaw archives.

1. Navigating the World of Beer and Wine Law

Nothing's more relaxing than an IPA after a long day, or a nice Beaujolais on a weekend afternoon. But when it comes to the beer, wine, and spirits industry, relaxed isn't entirely appropriate, at least not when discussing industry regulations. The overlapping regulations, and regulatory bodies, that apply to the industry could drive one to drink. But they also keep bear and wine lawyers busy.

2. Craft Distilling Is Booming and So Is Distillers' Need for Lawyers

Speaking of spirited legal practice areas, don't overlook craft alcohols. While microbrews may be gaining widespread popularity, there's also been rapid growth in all sorts of artisanal spirits, from microvodkas to small batch bourbon. And that growth means growth for knowledgeable attorneys, as well.

3. Growing Trends in Agricultural Law, From GMOs to Totally Organic

Demand for organic crops is so high that food brands are paying growers to ditch their pesticides. Meanwhile, advances in genetic engineering are turning one of the world's oldest professions to into one of its most high-tech ones. And all these shifts are driving major changes in agricultural law.

4. Could Junk Food, Sugar Addiction Be the Next Big Practice Area?

Forget divorce, insurance law, or even worker's comp. America's ever-widening wastes need advocates in the courts. And that could be you!

5. Top 3 Cool Jobs this Week: Feeling Hungry for a Tastier Career?

Of course, if you want to shift into a more lip-smacking practice area, but don't want to go it alone, there are jobs out there for you with major food companies. How does an in-house position at Krispy Kreme sound? Or a spot as counsel for a fast-growing pizza chain? These are jobs worth quitting your diet for.

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