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What education and training is required to become a lawyer?

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2011-03-16 16:15:08

After obtaining a bachelor's degree, you would apply to a law

school for a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree. This degree would take 3

to 4 years, depending on whether you go full time. Finally, you

have to pass the Bar Exam for your state in order to practice


Education and training. Becoming a lawyer usually

takes 7 years of full-time study after high school-4 years of

undergraduate study, followed by 3 years of law school. Law school

applicants must have a bachelor's degree to qualify for admission.

To meet the needs of students who can attend only part time, a

number of law schools have night or part-time divisions.

To qualify for the bar examination in most States, an applicant

must earn a college degree and graduate from a law school

accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) or the proper

State authorities.

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