The first step is to get an undergraduate degree. Additionally, prior to applying for law school, you need to take the LSATs. Good grades and a high LSAT score will help you get into law school. Law school is usually three years if you pursue it full-time. Some students may even choose to do a joint program, such as a joint JD and MBA, which may take four years or more. After law school, you have to take and pass the Bar exam. For example, if you want to practice in Massachusetts, you have to take the Massachusetts Bar exam to be admitted to practice in Massachusetts. If you want to practice in multiple jurisdictions, you will need to take the Bar Exam for the various states in which you wish to be admitted. After you take the Bar exam, it usually takes several months before knowing if you passed the exam. Once you pass and are sworn into the Bar, you are eligible to practice as an attorney.
Last updated Oct 19 '17 at 15:48