How can I become a lawyer?

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asked Oct 12, 2022 in Higher Education (university +) by Nszodfuse (1,940 points)
How can I become a lawyer?

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answered Nov 3, 2022 by Higgonbottom (13,070 points)
You can become a lawyer by getting good grades in school and getting accepted into law school.

You'll need to pass the law school admission test to get accepted into law school.

Once you get into law school you need to study hard and be prepared for lots of study in law.

You'll need to also earn your Juris Doctor Degree and pass the bar examination.

The disadvantages of being a lawyer are.
Dealing with difficult clients.
Dealing with stressful situations and work.
Lots of hours working.
Negative Stigma.
Threat of outsourced legal work.
High stress situations.
Long work hours.
Expensive education.
Not as many client opportunities.
Dealing with demands from your clients.

The subjects you should take in high school to become a lawyer are.

Close reasoning and reading.
Public Speaking.
Science.
Mathematics.
Social Studies.
Communication.
American History and Government.
Statistics and data science.

An average student can become a lawyer and can get accepted into law school.

Getting into law school is not an easy task, but not insurmountable, and requires a high level of commitment to goals.

All applicants for law school must submit an acceptable LSAT (law school admission test) score with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Law school can be finished as fast as 3 years although sometimes law students may take 4 to 5 years to finish law school and get their law degree when they study at a slower pace.

A law degree takes around 3 years to complete with full time study.

All American approved law schools require at least 3 years of full time study to earn a JD and Law degree and some law schools offer part time law degree programs that can take 4 to 5 years to complete.

Law school is stressful and it's also competitive and the expectations of a law student are high and there's a lot to study and not enough time.

B's are good in law school and are acceptable grades in law school.

Having B's in law school means the law student has adequate mastery of the subject.

A law student is also called a student of law or legal studies student.

Although most times law students are simply called law students.

The university that is best for law is Yale University and Stanford University.

Other Universities that are best for law and law school include.
University of Virginia.
New York University.
Harvard University.
University of Pennsylvania (Carey)
Columbia University.
University of Chicago.

Law is a good career for the future as people will always need someone who has a law degree and lawyers will also always be in demand.

So becoming a lawyer is a good career choice as there will always be jobs for lawyers and lawyers make good money.

The youngest person to become a lawyer was a 16 year old boy named Baccus who graduated law school at the age of 16 in 1986 and became the youngest person ever to graduate from an American law school.

The easiest lawyer to become is an Estate planning lawyer and a legal clerk.

Estate planning lawyers is the most stress free lawyer practice although Estate planning lawyers deal in a field that is associated with death so many lawyers avoid Estate planning.

Trial lawyers and medical lawyers as well as IP attorneys get paid the most.

A criminal defense lawyer is a lawyer specializing in the defense of individuals and companies charged with criminal activity.

The Juris Doctor, or JD, is the most common degree conferred by law schools.

All American Bar Association approved law schools usually require 3 years of full-time study to earn a JD.

Some law schools also offer part-time programs that generally take 4 to 5 years to complete.

Only a very few law schools and colleges accept potential student candidates with an undergraduate GPA of 3.49 or lower.

Most prestigious law schools require a GPA of 3.85 or higher.

You need to put in the necessary work throughout the program if you want to succeed.

In summary, law school is hard.

Harder than regular college or universities, in terms of stress, workload, and required commitment.

But about 40,000 people graduate from law schools every year–so it is clearly attainable.

These are the two basic requirements you need to apply to any U.S. law school.

Finish high school and obtain a four-year undergraduate degree at a college or university.

You cannot go straight from high school to law school.

Take the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT).

The type of lawyer that gets paid the most is a Medical lawyer who earns an average annual salary of $150,000.00 while an IP attorney earns around $140,000.00

Trial attorneys earn around $101,000.00 and Tax attorneys earn around $99,000.00 and Corporate Lawyers earn around $98,000.00

So if you want to be a lawyer and earn the most money then I would recommend becoming a Medical lawyer.

A Medical Lawyer is a lawyer that deals with Medical Lawsuits such as Malpractice.

As a Medical lawyer you need to have very extensive knowledge in Medical Standards and Laws including the guidelines that govern ethical and professional conduct in the medical field.

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