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How can I progress in the legal services industry?

I have a bachelors degree in psychology #psychology #law

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Arvind’s Answer

Learning about Psychology is quintessential for almost everyone but it plays a pivotal role if someone with aspirations to pursue career in legal services. Having a degree Vs knowledge n Wisdom are two different sides of same coin. Psychology is more about learning different behaviours and finding a link or a pattern about those aspects to profiling someone but Law is about how does one corelate those patterns and when a Jury/Judge in Court of Law with evidences presented, comes with the verdict. Law goes by evidences, legal acts/rules/section while creating a solid case to defend or convict is completely in hands of legal councels where psychological understanding of situations comes handy. While Law/Judiciary dictates "Ignorance of law is not an excuse", at the same time psychology emphasise on knowing what all one can know about oneself or others in business. HTH.

Arvind recommends the following next steps:

If one is good at psychology and pursuing a career in legal services then go for Law. You will be most successful.
For learning a Degree not mandatory but to practice it is. Knowledge and passion are important.
Know yourself and passion.
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mitch’s Answer

With a bachelor's degree in hand, you need to the the LSAT (law school admissions test), which most law schools use, along with your grade point average from undergraduate work, to determine whether to accept you as a student. It doesn't matter all that much what your undergraduate degree will be or was. But if one is in the position of choosing an undergraduate degree, or even selecting what to study in high school, I suggest you emphasize majors and classes which force you to write in every way possible, and to speak. The same is true as to what extracurricular activities you should consider, with a legal career in mind.
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DENNIS’s Answer

Hi Saudah: A B.A./B.S. degree puts you half way there. Now, as Mitch poinys out, is your need to take the LSAT. I would suggest taking a prep course and getting prep books - they help. Kaplan comes to mind but they are not the only ones. Now, in Durham you have Duke, UNC Chapel Hill not too far away. Try to get a job (for now) at one of those law schools. That will give you a hands on idea as to what you will face once in school. If those do not work, try to get a job in the Court system. This will also help. If all else fails, get a job on a law firm. That will help you focus your attention on the part of the law you want to work in. These are the steps I think will help you advance in the field. Good luck - and remember, law is like ice cream - you have to try a few flavors before you find the flavor you like!
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