Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The First Steps to Becoming an Attorney

The US Supreme Court

If you want to become an attorney, you will have to complete a few steps before you step into the courtroom.  I'll talk about the general process to become an attorney in the United States.

The first thing you have to do is get your bachelor's degree from an accredited university.  It can be any major, but some majors are preferred over others when applying into law school.  Next, you need to take the LSAT exam and do fairly well on it.

Harvard Law School


Once you have your degree and LSAT exam scores, you can apply into law school.  A full time law school program takes 3 years to graduate.  After you graduate, you have to study and pass the state bar exam, and after you do that, you're officially an attorney. 

By that time, you should already know what niche you want to practice law in.  There are criminal, bankruptcy, copyright, environmental, immigration, etc. attorneys, and it's best to pick an area that you are passionate about so that you can help your clientele in the best way possible.

66 comments:

  1. great info for ppl to get started

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  2. I'm pretty sure I fucked up the very first step.

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  3. I was debating taking my LSATs back during undergrad...

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  4. how to ear ramén as a REAL man:
    put water on fire
    eat raw ramen
    drink boiling water
    snort the spices
    fuck the bitches
    whatever
    also, attorneys are ok

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  5. i were considering this to study, but chose computer science instead :P

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  6. I can't wait to become an attorney

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  7. this is very good info, keep those legal facts coming, following!

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  8. I can only dream of goin to law school :(

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  9. I went to a lecture once where a lawyer was speaking about his experiences and it really feels like something you would want to do every day.

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  10. Being a lawyer would likely be too stressful for me, but good luck to those who try it...

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  11. I didn't do that great on my SATs. Add an L to that and I would've probably done worse.

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  12. good information as always.. keep it comming!

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  13. mmm, nice post and great pictures !

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  14. I would hate to be a lawyer, I dont see where the passion would come from.

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  15. My sister used to want to be a lawyer. I think she wants to be a teacher now.

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  16. well i never becaome that. i hate law :d

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  17. Man lawyers are paperwork paperwork paperwork.. I couldn't hack that.

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  18. You missed out a couple of steps:

    1. Sell soul to the Devil.

    2. Shoot Bambi's mother.

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  19. good post. :)

    I'll probably post some other vids, haven't really thought about it though. Thanks for the idea.

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  20. That actually doesn't sound that hard if you're capable of studying.

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  21. I hear lawyers are having very tough times in this recession.

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  22. LOL! Sounds easy, but why you don't gives an example of that LSAT exam, maybe is too hard ;_;

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  23. Sounds just as bad as taking the MCAT....

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  24. Nice info... I don't really wanna become an attorney, tho

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  25. There is no way I could do that.

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  26. I'd love to, but the corruption would sicken me

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  27. step 1, school, step 2, exam, step 3, ???, step 4, be rich!

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  28. good useful info whoever wants to become a attorney!

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  29. i was considering getting a JD after my engineering degree but it turned out to be too expensive for my budget at the time

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  30. I'm assuming law school is one of the biggest challenge of the steps to become a lawyer.

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  31. I could never be bothered studying law, effort that is.

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  32. I considered this once but I decided against it.

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  33. nice info, looking forward to the next one.

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