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I'm a highschool student who wants to be part of the law field , but now it's term 3 and I have to choose my subjects and I'm so confused because if I take history I'll have to choose EGD and I'm not good in drawing , if I take life science I'll have to take Geo and I don't enjoy Geo , I'd I pick business studies I'll have to take consumers and I don't like consumers , I'd I have to take business studies with cat I have to take accounting and I'm not good at that so I'm so confused

I'm a highschool student who would want to be a lawyer , any kind is okay with me . I would've taken Criminal law but I'll have to be in court and I'm nervous. I'm an introvert. And hopefully I'll just be a lawyer. I enjoy sports and I'm multi talented #business #lawyer #criminal-justice #college

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Orville’s Answer

Hi Chantelle,

There are no specific courses that are required for you to go on to study law. I think you should focus on taking classes that you are interested in and that will help you develop core competencies such as critical thinking and reasoning. Although there may be certain courses that you think you will not enjoy, you may be surprised to find that these courses can in fact be quite interesting and informative. As I noted before, I think that to be a successful lawyer you need to have very good critical thinking and reasoning skills, and one of the best ways to develop these skills is to take learn as much as you can about a multitude of subjects so that you can expand your horizons and gain exposure to new topics and issues that you have not studied or encountered before. Ultimately, you have plenty of time to decide what you want to do, so don't limit yourself to those classes that you think you need. Make sure you study hard and get good grades and you will be just fine!

Good luck!
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Stephen’s Answer

I myself went through high school and college without any clear idea of what I wanted to do for a living. After college I did manual labor for a few years along with temporary administrative work, until I decided to go to law school.

Getting into law school can be very difficult, when you consider the most competitive places, but it can also be not so hard. I had good grades in high school but only average in college (I had too much fun). But with a decent LSAT and good work references I had more than one decent law school to choose from.

So I suggest keeping your grades higher than I did, trying to find a way to work in the field during a summer or two. If you do decide to study law you will find you can choose any area of concentration you like. There are many passionate people in the law, it is not for most about making the most money possible.

Most likely with a good performance in a decent law school you will be able to choose the lifestyle and area of concentration you most prefer.
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