How Students Can Prepare To Become an Attorney
November 29, 2011
Bilal Sarwari No comments
Has it been your dream since being a little child to become an attorney? Maybe you love the idea of defending wrongly accused individuals or making sure that justice is served to individuals that have done wrong. Before you can do either of the aforementioned you will need to legally become a lawyer. This post a long with the website on how to become a lawyer
will help you plan your course for becoming a licensed and practicing attorney. The first step to becoming a licensed attorney in the United States is to graduate from high school. Make every effort to get the best grades possible as you will need to get accepted into college. In high school you may want to look into speech classes or any legal clubs they may offer. These may play a small role into preparing you for your future career as a lawyer.The second step to becoming a licensed attorney is to graduate from a four year college with a bachelors of arts or science degree. While many law schools don’t dictate that a specific degree is required it may wise to focus on communications or pre-law. Both of these fields could help you in law school as a basic knowledge of law or the ability to speak in public will only help you.
After graduating college with a four year degree the third step is to apply to law schools. Getting accepted to a prestigious law school could help your efforts in landing a well paying legal job after graduation. While you’re in law school you will learn a lot more about the legal world. Law school typically covers the theory but isn’t the best at applying the “real world” scenarios. Because of this you may want to look into any internships or associate positions available at local law firms. Not only would this be good experience but also builds up your contacts which could help when you get to the job hunting phase.
Once you graduate from law school it’s time to take the bar exam. Every state in the United States besides Colorado requires you to pass law school before taking the bar exam. The bar exam is taken nationwide twice a year and will test your legal knowledge. After passing the exam you will be sworn in as a legally licensed attorney. You are now free to apply for any legal job and to practice the law to the full extent. CONGRATULATIONS! Your child hood dream has just come true.