Becoming a Lawyer


Carissa Lopez, Contributor

After high school, you’re looking at another seven years of education to become a lawyer. Once you’ve received a bachelor’s degree, you”ll have to attend at least three years of law school. Like with medical school, you’ll have to take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT).

Now, you’ve graduated from law school. Your next step it to take the bar exam. A $650 test with a first take pass rate of 42.8% as of last February. From there, you can specialize in types of law such as criminal law and family law.

The median pay for lawyers as of 2017 was $119, 250 a year.

Information from Lawyer EDU and the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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