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what is law school like an how does it work?

do you go to regular college an then law school or just law school ? #law-practice

Thank you comment icon Either, but I think it's best to go to a normal school that has classes about law, then go to specifically law school. Alexis

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Ana’s Answer

You first need to get a bachelors. There are different types of law ( family, divorce, business, etc) Decide what type of law you want to practice and try to get a relevant bachelors. Once you finish your bachelors you must take the LSAT, which is a test to enter law school. With your LSAT score you apply to law school. You must then complete law school. Where you study law in general and you then can decide what type of law you want to actually practice. Once you have a law degree you must pass the BAR test for you state. This is again a test which shows to the state you live in that you know its laws. Once you pass the BAR you can practice law.

Ana recommends the following next steps:

get bachelors
pass LSAT test to enter law school
finish law school
pass your state's bar exam
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Jay’s Answer

Law school is hard. You have to read cases every day and be prepared to answer questions from your professor every day. To obtain a JD, you will attend law school for three years. The first year is an introduction to the basics of law related to contracts, real estate, the procedures associated with filing lawsuits, and other introductory courses. The second year allows you to expand to other fields including areas of the law in which you might be interested. The third year is the same as the second year except you might also have the opportunity to do an internship which gives you a real feel of what it's like to be an attorney.

After you graduate from law school, you still need to pass a bar exam to practice law. So, if you want to be 1) a government prosecutor, or 2) a public defender, or 3) work at a law firm and write contracts or put together deals or 4) work at a law firm and litigate cases in the courts or 5) work for the government as a lawyer or 6) work for a company as an in-house lawyer, you need to attend law school for three years and then pass a bar exam.
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