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I've always been highly interested in attending law school and becoming a lawyer, well I'm finally going to try and pursue it. But could anyone help me with the first steps I need to take? Do I have to have certain degrees first? Whats really needed.... Im just out of highschool so I'm totally new to this...
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Nova wrote:No specific degree is required.
Major in something useful that you enjoy + can get a high GPA in.
Get as close to a 4.0 as possible.
Kill the lsat in 3 years.
Emphasis on usefulness of your degree - it can be a good fallback or a good area to practice law
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Echo of everything already stated plus try to do some cool shit like volunteering on a humanitarian trip to some 3rd world country to help save their dwendling hermit crab population. But mostly get a 4.0 GPA or something very close to it and kill the LSAT in a few years.
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Choose a degree that offers solid job prospects in the (perhaps likely) event that you decide not to become a lawyer: accounting, nursing, computer science, electrical engineering, etc. Then get as close to a 4.0 as possible.