I was in the process of applying to law schools (took the LSAT, got Letters of Recommendation, wrote the bulk of my personal statement) when I started to wonder if law school was for me. I am a Political Science major about to finish undergrad and about halfway through undergrad I gained an interested in urban studies and planning and decided to do a minor and some extra courses in it. I know that I want to do something related to land use and planning in the future, but since I've always been set on law school I thought land use law may be an attractive option. At the same time, I get the most enjoyment out of reading planning books that discuss the historical, theoretical and social aspects of planning. In a word, I like reading academic material about planning, but I'm also interested in learning more about the actual planning process.
With that, can anyone give me some insight as to the differences between a land use lawyer and a city planner? I know the basic differences, but I'm really interested in knowing if I can expand on my interests through a career in law. My main worry is that I will end up going to law school and losing my interests along the way.