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Is Becoming A Criminal Lawyer Easy

By Kathy Davis

Criminal lawyers can work at both the government and public sectors. They are generally concerned with the affairs surrounding a client who has been charged with carrying out a crime. If you have a love of law and a need to help others, discovering how to become a criminal lawyer might be perfect for you.

Master good study skills throughout your high school career and bring them along to college. The road to being a lawyer is extremely hard and paved with late nights and lots of tests. Knowing and developing project management habits will be useful as well.

Before you can attend law school you will first need to complete a four year college degree. It isn’t necessary that you major in law or politics but it is helpful. Try to maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average and get involved in various campus activities. Especially clubs and groups that will look good on law school applications.

Sign up for and start cramming for the LSAT. The test is given 4 times every year at numerous locations around the country. After you choose the date of your exam, start prepping soon after. The Law School Admissions Test is made up of five separate sections, designed to determine the exam taker’s aptitude for the subject. The LSAT’s score ranges from one hundred and twenty to one hundred and eighty points. To get in to the university of your choosing, you should plan on scoring at least one hundred and sixty points.

You can begin the process of law school applying after you have received your test results. Make a list of the top ten law schools you want to attend and apply to them. These schools can either be located in cities you like or just close to home. You should also apply to other schools to increase your chance of getting accepted.

Law school is a 3 year program and needs a lot of persistence and studying. Though you will end up with a degree in law, you will not be able to partake in law after you leave. Use your post law school time to work in intern jobs at a local law firm.

To be able to practice law in your area you will have to pass the bar exam in that state. The bar exam is an extremely difficult test that most lawyers have to attempt several times before passing. Once you pass the difficult bar exam, you will receive a license to practice criminal law in your particular state.

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