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What should be my first step in reaching my career goal of being an attorney?

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Marina’s Answer

As someone who also is considering law school, I would start with using the resources around you to see what you are interested in doing after law school and what it takes to get in to law school. I had minors in public policy & international affairs and history and had access to a lot of lawyers or people in related fields through those programs. I set up meetings with people I felt I had a strong enough rapport with to talk about their journeys and see what their recommendations were for a student like me. Through them, I was connected with law students with similar backgrounds and I called each of them to ask the same things. The best advice I can give is to ask as many people as you can as many questions as you can about their experiences. Through these conversations I learned how to prepare for each part of law school applications, the skills that I would need to highlight, the types of law I could study, and heard first hand accounts of what being a lawyer is actually like. To me, listening and learning is the most logical first step in the journey to becoming an attorney.
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Peter’s Answer

I'm impressed that you want to have a plan on how to become a lawyer. I didn't consider becoming one until the end of my college career when I took a business law class and that got me interested in the field. Becoming a tech lawyer was not a goal of mine, but i like the ever-changing nature of the field. Find an area or field that interests you and see if there is a path to becoming a lawyer in that field.
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