I'm in 7th grade and I was wondering what it's like to be a lawyer?
In school I've always been interested in history, specifically law and government. I just wanted to know how it would affect my daily life or how many classes and years it would take to be prepared.
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I believe I was in the 7th or 8th grade when I decided I wanted to become a lawyer. There is so much you can do with a law degree. You mentioned an interest in history, law and government. You may want to consider working as a politician or a lobbyist. Continue to work hard so you can earn a college degree after you finish high school. After college, law school is an additional three years. There are also public policy and government schools out there and some students choose to get degrees in both. The impact on your daily life really depends on the type of law you're drawn too. Consider taking a field trip to the city council office, the state legislature, and/or the courthouse to watch a trial. Seeing lawyers at work in different capacities will be the best source of information for you. Best wishes.
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In college, if you decide to major in History, there are a lot of writing classes. This is excellent preparation for law school. Since you like history, you would probably enjoy reading much of the case law that deals with famous cases throughout history.
How a career in law would affect your daily life really depends on which law you choose to practice. There is a wide variety.
I would suggest using your summers in college to intern or volunteer at the areas where you might be interested in practicing one day.