Q: Questions regarding legal career
I'm currently a Political Science student at UCLA. I am considering going to law school and I would like to talk to currently practicing lawyers to gain some perspective regarding law school and careers in law. Would appreciate if anyone would be willing to chat :)
A: I would be happy to speak with you for a few minutes over the phone. Give me a call.
A: Happy to talk for a few minutes. Contact information on my Justia profile page. Give me a call at 10 a.m. on Saturday, 3/11.
Law school is typically a three-year graduate program that prepares students to practice law. Students typically study a range of legal topics, including contracts, torts, property law, civil procedure, criminal law, and constitutional law. In addition to classroom learning, many law schools offer opportunities for students to gain practical experience through internships or clinics.
After graduating from law school, students must typically pass the bar exam in order to become licensed to practice law in their state. The legal profession offers a wide range of career paths, including private practice, government work, public interest law, and in-house counsel positions at corporations.
If you are interested in exploring a career in law, it may be helpful to speak with practicing lawyers or attend law school information sessions to gain more information about the legal profession and the requirements for becoming a lawyer. It may also be helpful to research the different types of legal practice areas to determine which areas may be of interest to you.
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