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How do I get from high school to law?

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RyanTX:
I am 25 and graduated from undergrad 3 years ago.  I've been working in 2 positions totally unrelated to the law, and was just accepted at the University of Texas for law school, where I will go in the fall.  I give you this background because from a very young age, I wanted to be a lawyer.  I really enjoyed participating in a Boy Scout's Law Explorer's Post (I was not in the BSA - the program is open to all) and in my school's model judiciary.  Check around your area and see if any of these options are available.  As for prep - work hard, get involved with extracurriculars at your school, get good grades, and go to a good school for undergrad.  When you get there, study hard, have fun, and take the classes that you enjoy.  I was a business major, and know of people who were biology, engineering, and whatever other major you can think of.  The point is, study what interests you and you will get better grades, and that is what matters for law schools, not WHAT you studied.  Also, because I was a double Business/Spanish major, with a semester abroad in Spain, and real world experience, I was more unique that your average LSchool applicant with a Political Science degree coming straight out of undergrad.  That is not to say do not study Poly Sci - if you like it, you will be more committed, so study what you want, just work hard, volunteer, and get involved!  Good Luck!

farah pierre:
hi im farah

i a sophmore in high school and im 14, i am looking forward on onto being a lawyer and want to know what kind of grades and expectations i need to have to get in a law school after highschool. i want to know what class i need to do best in to get in easier.

thanks. :)

tynikafeatherstone:
hello i am 15 years old but in september i will be a 11th grader in high school! i attend Lake Clifton high school and i take law classes. When i go to college i want to remain taking law classes to get my degree in criminal justice or be a very succesful lawer! My birthday is very late that's why i'm only 15 going to the 11th grade and i am very proud! I was thinking about going to the university of baltimore, school of law or go out of town but that's where i'm confused i don't know where to go! please help me!!!

Andrew:
A couple quick points to ease confusion:

(1) In the U.S., you have to go to college before law school.

(2) During college and high school, it doesn't really matter where you go or what you study.  Some subjects are more useful to legal training than others, but law schools will accept you no matter what classes you take (grades are very important to the top schools though).

tynikastary:

--- Quote ---hello i am 15 years old but in september i will be a 11th grader in high school! i attend Lake Clifton high school and i take law classes. When i go to college i want to remain taking law classes to get my degree in criminal justice or be a very succesful lawer! My birthday is very late that's why i'm only 15 going to the 11th grade and i am very proud! I was thinking about going to the university of baltimore, school of law or go out of town but that's where i'm confused i don't know where to go! please help me!!!
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