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.