With legal disputes like the patent one between Apple and Samsung, lawyers who can speak a second language are in demand. Especially needed is fluency in Korean and Chinese, reports THE WALL STREET JOURNAL. That ability plus expertise in patents can earn a contract lawyers between $85 to $100 an hour. The work is usually temporary.
The current batch of American JDs might regret they didn't have a tiger mother who mandated that instead of going out to ride their bicycles they learn Mandarin and maybe another language associated with an emerging economy on the side. That won't happen to those in the JD Class of 2032. Members of that class, at least those living in Manhattan, have a live-in nanny teaching them Mandarin.