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How does someone become an immigration lawyer?

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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

First you need to finish undergrad. The great thing about law school is that you can major in anything you want before you apply or attend. So thing about your major. Also it is important to find experience with the immigration field. You can either look for an internship at an immigration law firm. This will demonstrate the paperwork and the legal side of immigration. Another idea is to volunteer at organizations that help immigrants. Both ideas will highlight the pros and cons of the field that you are interested in. It can also open doors for you. Remember that for law school you must meet requirements so make sure you make good grades and improve your writing skills. Little things like that will make a difference. Cassandra V.

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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.

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.