How long is the process in becoming a Criminal Justice Lawyer?
I am a high school student and I am looking forward in becoming a lawyer. I would like to the process in becoming a lawyer and more specific a criminal justice lawyer. #law #lawyer #criminal-justice #criminal-law #women-in-law
Although I'm not a practicing criminal justice lawyer, I can tell you that the normal process for almost any area of law consists of the following (the last point is specific to your question):
-Four years of undergraduate education;
-Study for and take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) before finishing undergraduate studies;
-Apply for and attempt to receive admission to a accredited law school prior to finishing your undergraduate studies;
-Three years of law school;
-Finish law school and sit for the state bar exam;
-Pass the bar exam; and
-Get a job at the district attorney's office in the sate where you passed the state bar exam.
Mr. Dunn is correct. A 4 year undergraduate degree, LSAT, and 3 year law school degree. The bar exam is also required in the jurisdiction where you want to practice...(it's not as bad as you hear...I did it in 3 states...just prep). I have been a states attorney, private attorney and public defender in large cities. Quite satisfying yet frustrating on both sides