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How much schooling, and what are helpful college classes to become a lawyer?

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Edward’s Answer

I'd recommend taking Math in college. It's symbolic communication, which law is also. Try for the debate team in high school.
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Fred’s Answer

To be a lawyer, you generally need to go to law school, which is generally 3 years if you go full time. This comes after getting an undergraduate degree, which (again) generally takes 4 years if you go full time.

Many lawyers major in history, public policy, or business, but theoretically you can major in anything. You then take the LSAT - the Law School Admissions Test - which is like the SAT but for law school.

Once you graduate, you have to pass the bar exam, which (depending on where you live) is a two day test.

And then, if you want to specialize in some areas (I think patent law, or maybe financial planning stuff), there is a second bar exam you have to take and pass.
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James’s Answer

It all begins with a bachelor's degree. Start there. You will then need to attend law school. Law school can take several years, typically three, and then you will receive your Juris Doctor. You will then have to take the bar exam to actually be able to practice as a lawyer.
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Baljit’s Answer

Hi Chase,
You could opt into taking some English literature, public speaking and sociology classes while at college. Political science is also another option. All of these classes give a good foundation to study law at Law School.
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