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Dec 19 2017

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How to Become an Attorney in Florida

Apply to college. To enroll in law school, you must possess a Bachelor’s Degree from a college or university, which typically requires four years of full-time study. If you know you want to specialize in an area of a law, you can build a foundation for your future study by completing an undergraduate degree in a professional area related to that legal field, such as accounting for a tax attorney, or a science degree for a patent attorney.

  • Some specialized legal fields require a certain undergraduate degree. For example, if you want to be a patent lawyer, the United States Trademark and Patent Office requires that you have a degree in an approved technical field. [2]
  • The American Bar Association (ABA) does not recommend any particular undergraduate majors or courses; however, statistics show that prelaw and criminal justice majors are less likely to be accepted to law schools than students who major in fields that require intensive reading and writing.
  • Prestigious universities have a reputation for being competitive. Not attending a prestigious or expensive university is certainly not a bar to being accepted to law school, but a degree from a competitive university will impress admissions boards and future employers.

Consider a 3/3 program. Several universities in the United States offer 3/3 programs, which allow students to enter law school after only three years of undergraduate study.

Get real-world experience. You can build your legal experience early by completing an internship at a law firm or government office during your undergraduate years. This experience will teach you how to think like a lawyer and give you a preview of what to expect after law school.

Part Two of Seven:
Taking the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) Edit

Register for the test. The LSAT is offered four times a year, in June, September/October, December, and February. It is offered on Saturdays, but there are special sessions for those who observe a Saturday Sabbath. [3]

  • Register early. You must take the LSAT in September or October at the latest to qualify for fall admissions. If you take the June exam and are disappointed with your score, you will have enough time to take it again before applying for the fall.

Study for the test. The LSAT may be the most important factor in your law school application, so take it seriously. It tests reading comprehension, analytical reasoning, and logical reasoning. [4] Test prep companies offer tutoring, but you can also study on your own.

  • A top-notch study program should provide adequate time to study for the exam. For the summer examination, begin studying in January. [5]
  • Your local library or bookstore should have copies of old LSAT exams. Find the most recent to take as practice exams and then move backward through older exams.

Take the test. ABA-accredited law schools only accept students who complete the LSAT. The LSAT is designed to evaluate reading comprehension, analytical reasoning, and logical reasoning. [6] Scores are indicative of the likelihood of an applicant’s success in law school, and are an important factor in a law school’s decision to admit an applicant. [7]

Retake if your score is low. Applicants are allowed to take the exam more than once. [8] Schools may choose to accept your higher score, or they may choose to average the two. If you take the LSAT twice but your score does not improve, you should reconsider before taking it a third time.

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