Got to figure out what you want to specialize in.
Types of Law and the Lawyer you can be and not limited to:
Construction Law, Procedural law, Substantive law, Tort law, Federal Law, State Law, Local Law, Private Practice Law, Public Interest Law, Government Counsel, Corporate Counsel, Administrative Law, Civil Litigation, Corporate and Commercial, Constitutional, Property Law, Real Estate, Tax Law, Labor Law, Employment Law
Auto Accident Lawyer
Car Accident Lawyer
Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Nursing Home Lawyer
Personal Injury Lawyer
Social Security Lawyer
Wrongful Death Lawyer
Figure out which one you enjoy and would like to specialize in and find out where there is a demand, how much you make, how much you need to work in order to make a living, how much it will cost you to go to school to get that degree for that specialized area.
As for what you can study. Probably any of these topics:
Lots to choose from! Good luck! :)
Because a grand jury investigates CRIMINAL charges.... and a wrongful death charge is a CIVIL suit...
So... Suppose Mr. S killed his ex-wife, but was acquitted of criminal charges by finding of a jury. The family of the deceased could sue Mr. S in civil court, for the wrongful death of their daughter. Of course, it would not be for the purpose of punishing him by sending him to prison... it would be about money. He would be ordered to pay them monetary damages (cash... or proceeds from book sales) to compensate them for the loss of their daughter.
This is all possible because the burden of proof in a criminal trial is "beyond a reasonable doubt"... and the burden of proof in a civil trial is "by a preponderance of the evidence." (which just means there is more evidence that indicates he did it than there is that indicates he didn't do it.) He can't be sent to prison in a civil trial, but will be ordered to pay them for the loss of her life.
In cases where this happens... the criminal jury didn't feel there was proof beyond a reasonable doubt.. meaning overwhelming proof to the point you can't reasonably doubt he's guilty... but the civil jury or court felt there was more evidence that pointed to his guilt than his innocence.