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What internships could a junior preparing to be a lawyer get?

As someone who wants to be a lawyer I want to find ways in which I can better prepare myself this can even be in internships. I am still underage but I would love to have the opportunity to be in an environment that is specifically about law, so if there are any internships that can be offered please inform me under this question.

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Jenna’s Answer

Your high school guidance counselor may be able to connect you with a program or a mentor. You could call an attorney that is in the practice area you are interested in and ask if they would take the time to speak with you and answer some questions about what it's like to be a lawyer and how you can prepare yourself for the industry. Do your homework and ask questions, don't expect them to take time and lead the conversation too!

If you want to be a lawyer, you should concentrate on good grades in high school and as an undergraduate. As you gain more education, there will be more opportunities to connect with and potentially have an internship (or clerkship, as lawyers call it) with a lawyer in an area of law that interests you. Good luck!
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Christine’s Answer

It is n never too early to get started exploring the field in which you are interested
Some schools have extracurricular activities such as Mock Trial, Debate and Pre-law Clubs.
There are also some volunteer opportunities at courthouses . Some law firms hire high school students as file clerks etc.
All of these activities will build your resume as you progress to college and assist in you bring considered for more intern opportunities as you progress. Each will help you to decide on what type of law you want to pursue.

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Lama’s Answer

I would advise to inquire at all the law firms that are offering a summer internship program. Even if you are in your first year, the summer internship is very beneficial for you to understand real life work and oversee lawyers. You would be exposed to terminologies, legal paperwork and other legal support.
If you like the work offered and environment of the law firm where you took your first job as a junior intern, try to build relationship with them and offer to come back again for another internship, that would be excellent for your legal education and the firm may view the relationship as one they would like to bring you as a full-time employee after graduation.
Usually, law firms offer internships as a good way to train and find good future employees.
Good Luck!
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Job’s Answer

As an undergraduate who is interested in going into the legal profession I would advise to inquire at all the law firms you can about a position in administration to start your career. You are not educated enough to do true legal work, but in administration you will be exposed to the terminology, legal paperwork and actual work of attorneys.
I would tell the firms during your first interview that you intend to go to law school, and they may offer you an internship after your first year of law school. That would be excellent for your legal education and the firm may view the relationship as one they would like to extend to bring you into the firm uppon graduation and passing the bar. Working for a law frim during law school many times turns into a job offer upon graduation/passing the bar. The firm can educate you and expose you to many valuable lessons in the practice of law, since law school does not do so.
Law firms see internships as a good way to train and find good recruits for future employment. If you have good grades, good writing and orgazational skills and good reasoning abilities, and you can show those qualities to a firm they may invest in you as a future associate. Additionally, you can apply with Legal Aid or other legal services for the disadvantaged to start at the bottom and work your way up as you attend law school.
I would advise joining the debate team in high school as it will be good on your resume and you will attain good presentation skills, which are very important for attorneys. Make sure you keep up your grades and take at least one preperation class for the LSAT, if you can take one as sonn as you can and another just prior to the LSAT.
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