Archive for December, 2015

Attaining a law degree often leads to one of the most well-known and respected professions available. Becoming a lawyer is a long and somewhat tedious process that requires education and testing along with moral and background checks.

Once a young adult has graduated from high school, the first step in becoming a lawyer would be to obtain a bachelor’s degree. While there is no specific degree that is required to enter law school, many choose to obtain a degree that pertains to the type of law that they plan to practice. For instance, an aspiring tax attorney may choose to work toward a bachelor’s degree in accounting to gain an understanding of the field and a foundation for his work in the future.

After attaining a bachelor’s degree, entering law school requires taking the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT), which is one of several major tools law school admissions use to admit students into their programs. Once admitted to law school, completing a law degree, or some variation of law school education and experience based on requirements of the state, is the next step to becoming a lawyer. A state Bar Exam is then required, along with a character and fitness review, a legally binding oath, and obtaining a license to practice law.

Andrew M Wyatt Attorney and Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC), enjoys working with youth to help direct them in the right path in attaining a law degree. By first explaining what lawyers do in everyday life and the requirements to become a lawyer many can often determine if they are willing to go forward with their goals of becoming a lawyer or if they would rather pursue a career in another field.

Attaining a law degree takes years of dedication, education, and hard work. For those who are willing to put in the work, law is an excellent line of work and a way to help others throughout the community.



With education reform becoming a fast growing focus in the United States, getting the most of money allocated to the school system often means cutting unnecessary costs and determining the best expenditures for learning and development. Programs that often suffer in this war on school funding are often extracurricular activities as well as art and music curriculums.

Although the value of arts may not seem as obvious as other core classes such as math or English, courses in music education are vital for future generations and have numerous benefits for all students.

One of the best arguments for music education would be the impact early exposure and understand of music has on young students. Music is often used on an elementary level to learn core concepts and for children to understand the world around them. One of the first concepts a child learns in the English language is his or her ABC’s and it is almost always taught in the format of a song. “A music-rich experience for children of singing, listening, and moving is really bringing a very serious benefit to children as the progress into more formal learning,” says Mary Luehrisen, the executive director of the National Association of Music Merchants (NAHM) Foundation which is a nonprofit association that promotes the benefits of music.

Music is universal. Music can transcend language and cultural barriers making it one true way to speak to those we may have no other way of connecting with. Music evokes emotions and feelings without the need of any words.

Andrew M Wyatt, an Attorney from California, majored in Music for both his undergraduate and graduate degrees before entering law school. He believes a strong music education program for children is important for personal development and growth as individuals. Now working successfully both in law and financial planning, music still plays an important role in Wyatt’s life as he continues to write songs and play multiple instruments.

Keeping music alive in our schools is important for more reasons than can be accurately conveyed. With the added benefit of assisting in general learning and development, music is a way of engaging and encouraging youth that speaks to each student and provides a learning platform that is easy to understand and enjoy.