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How long does it take to become a defense attoreny?

Just curious on average how long does it take college

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Kim’s Answer

Izaiah,

The normal path to becoming a licensed attorney is to get a Bachelor's degree (4 years) and then go to Law School (3 years). There are two very important tests during that time. First, while you are in college, you will take the LSAT. It is hard, and, you will want to use whatever study resources you can. It is the Law School Admissions Test, and, as the name implies, the scores will weigh heavily in determining what law schools you get accepted to. The second is the Bar Exam. That is the licensing exam to be an attorney. It is equally difficult. You will need to do some serious studying for it.

As to becoming a defense attorney, you could conceivably become one immediately upon graduating and passing the bar. However, many defense attorneys actually work a couple of years first as a prosecutor. Why? Because it gives them that insight into how their "opponent" thinks - being able to understand how the prosecution works, what plea bargains they accept, etc., will help to make you a better defense attorney.

good luck!
It all depends on your walk of life. You must obtain a bachelors degree (typically 4 years) and then attend law school (typically 3 years). Everyone moves at their own pace. Morenike Oyebode
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Sydney’s Answer

First you need to go to undergraduate school that is 4 years. After you need to take the LASTs, and apply do a Law school and last you have a Bar exam that you need to study. For how long for you to be a lawyer, it depends on how long you take for your undergraduate degree and also I might take you longer if you are working full time job.
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