What education and training is required to become a lawyer?
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
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