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How hard is it to get into law school?

Like how do u get into law school, and how hard is the bar exam? What college classes should I take if I want to get into Law, and what classes in high school should I do?

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Matthew’s Answer

There is no magical answer as far as getting into law school, other than a four year degree. People will enroll in law school with a hard science background or as an English major. If you know that you want to end up in law school, it is always helpful to take classes that encourage reading/writing/critical thinking, but law school teaches you how to think like an attorney. While in college you will have to take the LSAT and that score will factor into your law school admission process, similar to ACT/SAT for undergrad. And most people take bar review courses after graduating from law school to prep for the bar, so don't worry about that.

The law is wide ranging; it is not enough to just say "I want to be a lawyer" What are you interested in? Odds are there is a legal component associated with that. Do you want to write contracts? Work to regulate the financial services? Work in healthcare? Be a trial attorney? These are all options that you don't need to know now. I went to law school with a view to joining the UN or the Foreign Service Department and ended up in local litigation.

So there really is no pressure. Work to succeed in what you are doing to keep as many doors open, but taking a boatload of poli sci or philosophy classes might not prepare you to succeed if you want to go into patent law.
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Baljit’s Answer

Hi Lily,
There is no right answer as to how to get into Law school because new all study different things. The most important part of getting in to Law is to do you research on what the school requires. Theres usually something online on the schools websites that give you information on what classes to take and what they are looking for in a Law school candidate. If you can't find it then ask admissions. If you do well in Law school you will most likely do well in the Bar Exam.
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Job’s Answer

Law school is very competitive for the good schools. You will need good grades and more importantly a good LSAT, or what you would take now.
The better the school the higher the salary and increased job opportunities. The type of law you want to practice will determine what school's you apply to.
It is a difficult process but can be very financially rewarding. Please be truthful and plan to be financially well off, civil service may be rewarding but doesn't pay the bills. I was a corporate litigation attorney and worked for free at CASA.
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