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Are there any classes that a high school student can take in high school that would benefit them if they are thinking of becoming a judge?

I'm a sophomore in high school. I heard that my school has a Criminal Justice class. Would it benefit an individual to take this class if they are thinking of studying law? What other classes can a high school student take to prepare for future? #college-major #law #criminal-justice #justice #highschool #judge

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Kim’s Answer

There are lots of special terms in law, many derived from Latin. So if your school offers a Latin Language course, that would be good. Student Council, as mentioned previously, will teach you Robert's Rules of Order, which is good. What is interesting about law (and being a judge) is that every conceivable topic in the world might come before you. For example, a case involving whether or not a roofing company put on the right type of roof for the particular heat, snow, and wind it would be exposed to. So honestly, you want exposure to as many disciplines as possible, to give you at least basic familiarity with science, business, technology, accounting, etc. It all comes before the court, sooner or later!


Also, when you do get to college, I encourage you to take a Logic course!


Best of luck!
Kim

Thank you comment icon Thank you Ms. Ingleheart! I will definitely keep your advices in mind! Luka
Thank you comment icon You're welcome! And thank you for commenting. It's nice to get feedback. Best of luck to you! Kim Igleheart
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Bruce’s Answer

You have to go to college and law school first. You have to make good grades to get into those schools. If you become a lawyer, you have to get involved in local politics. Local politicians allow certain lawyers to run for judge under their party designation.

Thank you comment icon Hello Bruce! Thank you for your answer. Can you tell me a bit more on the early steps you think someone in high school could take to pursue law? Could taking a class like the one Luka mentioned be beneficial to a potential future in law? Excited to learn more! Christian Varsava
Thank you comment icon Thank you both, Bruce Plesser and Christian Varsava! Hope to hear more information! Luka
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Bruce’s Answer

Mske good grades. Study. Do the best you can. Therr are no special courses.

Thank you comment icon Thank you so much! Luka
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Jill’s Answer

It is a great idea to take courses in high school that let you explore the industry you are considering. You might also consider public speaking, joining speech and debate and student council.

Thank you comment icon Thank you! Luka
Thank you comment icon You're welcome. Jill Hoff
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