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how many years is there to be a lawyer?

what school do you need to go to learn about being a lawyer, what do you need to be a lawyer?#laywer

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Richard’s Answer

To go to law school, you need to get an undergraduate degree. College grades matter to get into law school so you will want to do well. The LSAT is the law school admission test. There are prep books or you can take a course. Law school is 3 years. You can take the Bar exam after 2.5 years though and then finish school. Or you can finish law school and then take the Bar exam. The Bar is offered in February and July. In sum, 7 years.

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Rachel’s Answer

Once you have obtained a bachelor's degree in college, you may apply for law school. Law school is three years.
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Paul’s Answer

Hi Jose:

The educational time for graduating from law school is normally three years. Some of the universities, that have law schools in your region are the University of Wisconsin and the Marquette University School of Law. Law schools really do not have a specific major or concentration in regards to undergraduate requirements. But some universities do have specialization majors in pre-law, which is something to definitely consider. Admission standards include having a bachelors degree from a four year university, and scoring within the law school requirements on the law school admissions exam (LSAT). There could also be some more requirements depending on where you decide to attend. I have seen many students take majors or classes in areas which will orient them in the subjects which they will learn in law school. This includes classes in history, constitutional law, government, business organizations, and public administration. You will eventually choose an area in which you will want to practice. This will include various areas like criminal law, civil law, administrative law, business law etc.. I would begin your path by researching what your state has regarding law schools and their specific offerings for classes, and their admission standards for students.

Paul recommends the following next steps:

Research your state university system and the institutions that have law schools
See what kinds of courses they have and consider enrolling into ones in your undergraduate program that will enable you to learn more about what you will be taking later in law school
Research the different areas of law and determine which area you would like to eventually practice.
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