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How does someone become an immigration lawyer?

Asked Forest Lake, Minnesota

It is my dream to be an immigration lawyer so I can dedicate my life to helping immigrants and refugees. #immigration #immigration-law #refugees #law

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Jeanette’s Answer

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You will need to go to law school of course. You could explore which law schools offer the most immigration law related courses and apply to those schools. You can learn a lot by volunteering in organizations that assist immigrants and that will also help you network and develop contacts who might assist you with your career goals. That experience will also demonstrate to future prospective employers your passion for serving the immigrant population. At the present time you could seek a job at an immigration law firm so that you can learn more about immigration practice and develop your network of contacts. In law school you can apply for summer clerkships at firms that have an immigration practice.

Nancy’s Answer

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Lily, The first thing is to do well in high school, especially in English, social studies, history, and foreign language. Follow a college preparatory curriculum. You will need a bachelor’s degree before attending law school. That could be in many different subject areas, but know that law school is heavy on reading and writing, so prepare for that. International relations and public policy are some common pre-law majors. Start preparing for the LSAT examination by junior year of college. Check out the article below.