How can I get started.....

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Tabithaharp
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How can I get started.....

Postby Tabithaharp » Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:46 pm

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
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Re: How can I get started.....

Postby Nova » Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:56 pm

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.

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Bronx Bum
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Re: How can I get started.....

Postby Bronx Bum » Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:03 pm

Think long and hard.

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Dr. Dre
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Re: How can I get started.....

Postby Dr. Dre » Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:55 pm


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JuTMSY4
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Re: How can I get started.....

Postby JuTMSY4 » Wed Aug 14, 2013 4:01 pm

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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TheJanitor6203
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Re: How can I get started.....

Postby TheJanitor6203 » Wed Aug 14, 2013 4:17 pm

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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t-14orbust
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Re: How can I get started.....

Postby t-14orbust » Wed Aug 14, 2013 4:35 pm

Dr. Dre wrote:http://www.amazon.com/The-LSAT-Trainer-remarkable-self-driven/dp/0989081508


Reading the reviews for that - especially the one written by a YLS student - makes me want to buy it and retake lol.

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buddyt
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Re: How can I get started.....

Postby buddyt » Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:39 pm

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.




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