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How would i get into a law school?

I want to take up law enforcement #law #law-enforcement

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A law enforcement degree helps to prepare students for the four to six-month agency-specific police academies that act as a law enforcement boot camp. That does not mean that police departments and sheriff’s offices discount these degrees.

To that end, most law enforcement degree programs focus on the application of law to give students an understanding of how to enforce laws. Other key aspects include learning about the chain of evidence and detection of materials to support arrests, as well as the proper application of force given the circumstances.

With an increased focus on community-oriented policing evidenced by many departments, students learning about becoming a law enforcement officer may also take introductory level sociology courses and those on media relations, as well as law history courses.

Examples of courses in a law enforcement degree curriculum include:

Introduction to Criminal Justice

Introduction to Corrections

Introduction to Psychology

Introduction to Cyber Crime Investigation

Introduction to Criminal Investigations

English Composition


Criminal Law

Constitutional Law

Policing in America

Modern Policing

Investigative Principles

Criminal Procedure

Evidence and Court Procedure

Law Enforcement Operations


What Jobs Can You Get With a Law Enforcement Degree?

In addition to getting hired as a police officer, there are several related jobs that are available for graduates of a law enforcement degree program.

Some examples of job titles include:

  • Conservation Officer
  • Criminal Investigator
  • FBI Agent
  • Fire Investigator
  • First-Line Supervisor of Correctional Officers
  • First-Line Supervisor of Police and Detectives
  • Fish and Game Warden
  • Homicide Detective
  • Narcotics Officer -Parking Enforcement Worker -Police Officer -Transit and Railroad Police -United States Park Police -US Marshal
  • Victims Advocate



Last updated Oct 30 '15 at 14:45


Law enforcement and becoming a Lawyer might not be the same. Law enforcement sometimes means being a policeman who makes sure that people follow the law. A Lawyer is one that works with people to interpret the law and prosecutes or defends them in the courts. Also, talk to your school counselor about talking to graduates of your school who have become Policemen (or other people your counselor can identify as being in law enforcement) and Lawyers, so that you an get a better idea of which field you might want to pursue. Send a thank you note to those people who help you. Good luck! I will be happy to help further if I can.

Last updated Feb 27 at 08:07


You should consult with a school counselor and develop a plan. You need to complete your general education and a degree. Once completed you apply for a law school and once in you complete law school. After that you take the BAR. Good luck

Last updated May 09 '17 at 15:19

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Well you have to decide like someone else posted , you mentioned law school and law enforcement . If you are looking into law school then you will have to decide what field you would work in such as a lawyer , prosecutor , etc. But if you are looking into law enforcement then maybe check with some of your local agencies such police department , sheriff office , etc and see what are the qualifications to become a officer with that agency . Maybe even working on you bachelors degree in criminal justice would be great . Good luck to you !!
Last updated May 08 '17 at 03:54

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Big difference in becoming a law enforcement officer or an attorney. If you want a career in law enforcement education is a big plus, but not necessarily needed. If you want to practice law as an attorney you need to go to law school and pass the bar exam. Hope this helps
Last updated May 09 '17 at 15:05

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