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    Puneet Mishra Puneet Mishra 
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    What should I focus on, if I want to become a lawyer? I enjoy watching debates and being part of them. Can someone please guide me what I need to study?

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    Piyush Rai Piyush Rai 
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    As a lawyer, you may represent clients in court, or you may offer legal advice regarding personal and business affairs. Either way, your job involves researching laws and judicial decisions that you can apply to a client’s particular situation. You may choose to specialize in a particular type of law, such as environmental, intellectual property, international, criminal or civil law.

    Step 1: Earn a Bachelor’s Degree

    You need to earn a bachelor’s degree in order to get into law school. There are no required courses or recommended majors for law school admission. However, courses that develop skills in writing, reading, public speaking, logic and research can be helpful. Some law schools may prefer applicants who have taken intellectually challenging courses.

    Step 2: Take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT)

    LSAT scores are required to be submitted along with your law school application. This test is administered by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) and is used to assess your reading, comprehension, reasoning and critical thinking skills. The LSAC test is administered in a multiple-choice format and is given in five sections (http://www.lsac.org). If you take the LSAT and feel that your scores do not reflect your ability, you may choose to retake the test.

    Step 3: Earn Your Juris Doctor (J.D.) Degree

    Law school typically lasts for three years and results in a J.D. degree. You begin law school by taking courses in constitutional law, property law, legal writing, contracts and torts. You then take elective courses based on your interests, such as corporate law, tax law or labor law. During your time in law school, you may participate in mock trials, attend legal clinics and write for a law journal.

    Step 4: Consider Participating in a Clerkship

    As a law student, you may be given the opportunity to complete a part-time or summer clerkship. Clerkships allow you to gain experience by working in a law firm, corporate office or government agency. For some, a clerkship can lead to an employment offer following graduation from law school.

    Step 5: Pass Your State Bar Examination

    Before you may practice law in the United States, you are required to pass your state bar examination and earn a license. Depending on your state, you likely need to pass a written bar exam, as well as a separate written ethics exam. If you would like to practice law in multiple states, you generally need to pass a bar exam in each state.

     

    Reference: http://learn.org/articles/Lawyer_Become_a_Lawyer_in_5_Steps.html

    You can also checkout: http://www.learnhowtobecome.org/lawyer/

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    Shraddha Goel Shraddha Goel 
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    If you haven’t joined a law school yet, then you must keep showing interest in debates, use some android or iOS applications related to various things like IPC, Constitution of India, any particular law field that interests you and read newspaper daily. Reading counts the most.

    Next, start preparing for various law entrance exams, buy books and then enrol in a good law school to pursue formal education in it. 🙂

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    Olivia Das Olivia Das 
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    Hi,

    Required Skills: While no particular field of study is required for applying to law school, aspiring lawyers should hone their reading, speaking and argumentation skills while in college. Courses in political science and English may help students advance these skills and provide a medium for presenting facts and arguing positions. Students may also use these classes to strengthen critical thinking skills and prepare for the LSAT.

    For more info:

    http://study.com/education_requirements_for_becoming_a_lawyer.html

    http://study.com/becoming_a_lawyer.html

     

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