Lawyer Career


Career Description:

Law is a set-up of standards used to maintain authority, to correct and to bring about justice.  A lawyer is an individual who spent his schooling studying law.  He practices law through the application of the theories he had learned to bring about a solution to various issues and problems.  He brings in his legal services to uplift and preserve the interest of his clients.  A lawyer can specialize and practice a specific aspect of the law.  One may become a criminal lawyer, corporate lawyer, divorce and family lawyer, or patent lawyer.  But regardless of one’s specialization, a lawyer has to represent his clients in legal proceedings where discussion of the law is involved.  One has to have excellent communication, comprehension, organizational and interpersonal skills.  He has to have the ability to persuade and negotiate.

How to become a Lawyer

The path to a career of a lawyer starts by earning a 4-year undergraduate degree. It is a must that one obtains a high grade point average or GPA.  Prepare for the Law School Admission Test.  The LSAT will give one a chance to enter into law schools.  Send out applications to several law schools that are recognized by the American Bar Association to get a bigger chance of admission.  Make your choice of specialization, get into an internship, and participate in extracurricular activities.  After graduation from law school, one gains a Juris Doctor or J.D. degree.  Then it is time to prepare, take and pass the state bar exams.  Finding employment depends on his performance in law school and the institution where one got his degree.

Lawyer Courses, training, programs

A law degree covers courses in law theories, legal methods of agreements, legal areas, legal principles, legal protection, trial process, civil procedure, legal writing, legal research, legal drafting, and ethics.

TOP 5 colleges/Universities

Yale University, Connecticut

Harvard University, Massachusetts

Stanford University, California

Columbia University, New York

University of Chicago, Chicago

Lawyer Jobs, opportunities, salaries/pay

A lawyer may find employment in various public and private sectors.   One has the opportunity to earn from $45,585 to $173,244 per year.

Category: Legal Careers

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  1. zanele says:

    Thank you very much for the information.lt really helped me a lot.

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