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what classes should i take in high school to help me become a lawyer

i like arguing, money, and i play volleyball and soccer. i take two ap classes ap government and english i’m also good at math. i don’t do well in science but i’m really good at art and drawing. college art writing dance author

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geny’s Answer

sorry Alexis I answere to Shannon...read below please.
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Shannon’s Answer

There are many kinds of lawyers, which may allow you to blend all your interests. For example, you could become a sports lawyer or a lawyer that specializes in artists rights or intellectual property.

In terms of classes that you to take in high school, I would focus on civics (government, policy, history); as these often form the foundation of studying law in the future.

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Take a government or history class in high school!
If you know a lawyer, could you ask that person about their job? Maybe prepare 5 or 6 questions you could email or ask that person. If you don't know a lawyer, perhaps your counselor at school could help you find one.
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Sayoni’s Answer

Look up your area's teen court if they offer one. You can get experience defending or prosecuting first time offenders under the age of 16 - in front of a real judge. This will give you targeted experience and help you in 2 main ways - learn to speak in front of a crowd; working in a real court-room environment. It will also help you understand if this is something you want to pursue.

This is also, along with all other advice you have received.
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Robert A.’s Answer

Hi Alexis, as Sarah has mentioned above, English is a great subject for the law because as a lawyer you will be expected to communicate and express yourself clearly through your writing. I would also recommend history, which is very similar to learning case law. The option of taking part in teen court which is also mentioned above is a very good one. If you are going to be a trial lawyer you will need to be confident and relaxed on your feet, and this is a quality which never stops developing (even in the most senior and experienced lawyers).
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Sam’s Answer

Writing classes. Law school requires a ton of reading, writing, and analysis. Plus, even if you decide not to do law, you’ll be happy you developed your writing skills—it’s one of the most universally transferrable skills.
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Sarah’s Answer

English. You will do loads of writing, reading and analysis. English requires a lot of the same skills you will need for understanding and developing analytical thinking, as well as arguing your thesis using prose.
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geny’s Answer

Hi Shannon, I wonder if you need extra sorts of classes.I think the education that is offered to you in your High School is entirely adequate for the time being. It is most probably when you enter university that a guidance counselor will have prepared you for a law career. I cannot speak from my own experience but the few lawyer friends I have had over the years had a well rounded education. Only one I knew gave up after the first year in law school and got a small government job. The one I knew who achieved the highest degree, a PhD in law, had several added feathers to his cap: he included in his studies: Journalism, photography, columnist, teacher and musician but I feel that in the end his financial situation suffered.
It is probably now while you are in HS that your teachers, your family and your HS counselor should be consulted by you. They might all know you better than you think. Good luck, something tells me that you will do well! geny h
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