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What are the steps to becoming a Lawyer

I am in 8th grade. I am taking a class called career and tech. My teacher said that I get to choose 3 jobs I am interested in and I decided to choose a lawyer. I hope people respond to this. #lawyer #school #career #students


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R’s Answer

The steps might differ slightly based on the state you want to get a license in. But in general:
1. Obtain high school diploma
2. Obtain bachelor's degree (any major)
3. Take the LSAT Exam
4. Apply for law school: they will mainly look at your GPA and LSAT score
5. Graduate from law school
6. Study for the bar exam
7. Pass your state bar exam
8. Join a firm/office or start your own

I agree with R's and Linda's answers. I would only add that if you want to have the best chance to receive the best (most prestigious, highest paying) jobs as a lawyer, you should graduate from the most prestigious university you can afford, and from the most prestigious law school you can afford. Strange (and even unfair) as it seems, those things matter when being considered for the top jobs in the legal profession. On the other hand, if you don't have your eye set on fame, prestige, and lots of money, you can graduate from a good university and from a good law school, and have a fulfilling legal career and a comfortable living. It just depends on how talented you are, and how ambitious you are. Glenn Rowley

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Linda’s Answer

In addition to R's answer above, which was very good, you might want to search for lawyers in the area that you could shadow to see what they do. There are many different types of law to practice, but you don't need to think about that until you graduate from college. Good luck!

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