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How long does it take to become a lawyer?

I am in the 11th grade. I am interested in law and government. I want to know how long it generally takes to become a lawyer. #law #lawyer #lawyers

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Jung Hwa’s Answer

To become a lawyer, you will probably need to go to college (usually 4 years) and then law school (3 years). A lot of law school students come in with some work experience, which is usually pretty helpful as well! If you think you want to be a lawyer, try to get internships that give you access to people who are lawyers. Observe them closely and ask them questions. Since you're in the 11th grade, you have plenty of time to do this. Since law school is pretty expensive and time-consuming, it's important to be as sure of your decision as you can before committing! Best of luck!

Thank you comment icon Thank you Jung! It's sounds like a big commitment but I think it could be worth it. Eric
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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. The Bar is offered in February and July. In sum, 7 years.
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