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I am interested in becoming a lawyer. Is it a good idea to start studying some basic laws to help prepare me for the bar exam?

Asked San Jose, California

I am an 8th grader starting to think about what I want to do in the future. I like how lawyers get to dress up very nice to work and also the thought of helping someone with legal trouble sounds like a great job. #attorney #lawyers

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Wael’s Answer

Updated Redford Charter Township, Michigan

I love your enthusiasm, but it is a bit too early :) ... What you need to do is to concentrate on your english classes and join the debate team at your school.

Carolyn’s Answer

Updated Mountain View, California


The best thing to do is to concentrate on your current studies, whether it be high school or your undergraduate degree in college. Learning basic laws at this time is not helpful - laws change and by the time that you get out of college (and even law school) things can change completely and what you have learned can be totally irrelevant.

Make good grades in what you are pursuing now and for undergraduate - you will have plenty of time in law school to become familiar with the latest cases and laws - you will spend a lot of time in law school learning about the history of law and how it has changed over time.

Good luck!

Bianca’s Answer

Updated Chantilly, Virginia

Hi Eric,

Your enthusiasm is great. Like the posts above me, I suggest focusing on English, writing and math. Being a lawyer requires writing and critical thinking skills. Start focusing on those skills and you will be not only a successful lawyer but also a successful student.

Evan’s Answer

Updated Boston, Massachusetts

Focus on your current studies and graduating from high school. The laws will change between now and the time you make it to law school. Good luck and keep up the hard work.