Paul V.’s Answer
In the United States it takes a Juris Doctor degree, 7 years of university and Bar Exam passage in your jurisdiction. Lawyers are many types of professional people these days. In other words, your bachelor's degree can be in almost any discipline. There are many areas of law where a lawyer can decide to practice; there are civil and criminal lawyers, trial and appellate lawyers, personal injury and tax lawyers, and many more. If you like debating, maybe trial advocacy is what you should look in to. Being a good speaker is a skill that can reap many rewards in the practice of law.