How to Become a Lawyer?

by Shenron on July 26, 2009

Many people dream of becoming lawyers. There are different challenges and steps that one should overcome to be a good lawyer.

  • The preparation for a career in law should start in high school and here one can take part in mock trial teams or debates.
  • It is also advisable for one to develop and put into practice exemplary study habits, reading, communication and comprehensions skills.

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  • Great LSAT and GPA scores will ensure that one gets into law school and one can only get these if they study hard.
  • also join an undergraduate college, which should take them four years to complete.
  • then register and go on to study for their LSAT (Law School Admission Test). The latter provides a common measure of obtained verbal reasoning and reading skills often used by law schools among other factors to assess applicants.
  • A number of law schools need the LSAT to be taken by the month of December so that the student can be admitted by the next fall. It is advisable for one to take the test earlier in the months of June or October.
  • Then apply to a number of law schools that have been accredited by American Bar Association (ABA). There is even an online school that offers law degrees.
  • When applying, one should choose wisely as applications fees are quite high.
  • Also they should try applying to every school that has an application waiver.
  • It is advisable for one to save enough money and then come up wit a plan that will help them survive. This is because many law programs do not allow students to work in their first year.
  • One can survive law school by joining study groups and spending much time researching case laws, reading cases, preparing answers for class questions and writing briefs.

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  • One should then get a place in a law firm in capacities such as messenger, assistant or file clerk.
  • Conducting a research on the jurisdiction they are going to practice should be the next step one should take. Some jurisdictions may require one to pass the Professional Responsibility Exam.
  • Registering for state Bar Exam is the next step and one will take the exam in the summer time after they graduate from their laws school.
  • One can now find position as a lawyer and this might not be easy since there are many lawyers but one’s previous internship at a law firm might give them mileage.

It is important to note that students who excel in their law schools and go to better law schools often get opportunities after law school. Competition is often intense for the exceptionally good grades as well as best jobs.

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