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What degree do I need to be able to become a lawyer, is there any specific classes I need?

Thank you comment icon I agree with Doug's answer. I'd also like to add that, in order to get into law school, you will have to take the LSAT. West Imboden

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Doug’s Answer

To become any type of lawyer, you have to go to law school and pass the bar exam in the state you wish to practice (each state has its own bar exam). In order to apply to law school, you will need a bachelor's degree. Your undergraduate major in college really doesn't matter for law school but it may be helpful to take a political science or law class to get a flavor of some of the topics taught in law school. Even if you know you want to be a specific type of lawyer, in law school you will still be required to take a variety of classes covering both civil and criminal law. Just like with undergraduate colleges and universities, there are required classes that every law student must take (e.g., Torts, Contracts, Evidence, Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure, Criminal Law, Property, Legal Research).
Thank you comment icon Thank you so much! Kierstin
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Melissa’s Answer

To add to what you've been told, I would suggest you take classes that strengthen your critical thinking skills as well as research and writing skills. Public speaking classes will also greatly benefit you.

Keeping your grades up is always important, but even more so when applying to lawschool programs as many are very competitive.

Best of luck to you!
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