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A Pre-Law/Law Degree: More Than Being a Lawyer
Pre-Law Before Law
If being an attorney and/or lawyer is what you what to do for your career, here is how you need to prepare for. It would be a good idea to take a foreign language course. Latin would be a good language study if the institution offering the course and you might could across legal terms that are in the Latin language. Believe it or not there are people who work in law career who were not pre-law majors. Pre-law is typically a college major for those who want to attend law school after college/university graduation. However, there are college that law schools would approve of. Those majors happen to be: Accounting, Communications, Criminal Justice, English, History, and Political Science. There are people who have Bachelor of Art, Bachelor of Science, Masters and Doctorate degrees with even the other two are a rarity for law school.
But first thing's first, you got to get through the LSAT. It is a requirement by many schools if you want to go to law school. The Law School Admission Test is standardized test that takes place four times a year. It has 100 multiple choice questions with each section is 35 minutes. You would be tested on analytic reasoning, reading comprehension, and writing. The writing part is not scored and is submitted the law school you applied to.The scoring ranges from 120-180, 150-160 is the average scores and 180 is the highest score. There courses that can help you prepare for this test.
Working Your Way Through
Being a law school student is a full time with in itself. In fact, law school is not cheap. However, you need money to finance your education, pay off student loans, pay bills, support family, survive, etc. Here are some way that earn some money.
1. Become an LSAT tutor. You already passed the LSAT. Now you can help other people pass it as well.
2. Do an internship. Whether it is paid or unpaid, an internship during your summer break would be a good idea.
Congratulations! After all the hard work and sacrifice you finally graduated from law school. So, what are you going to do now? You could get ready for the bar exam if you want to practice law in your jurisdiction.
Law and Non-Law Careers
Business: administrator, analyst, banker, CEO, CFO, COO, consultant, corporate trainer, entrepreneur, executive, human resources, manager, recruiter, reall estate, trainer
Creative: actor, artist, author, musician, stockbroker, writer
Education: business student, counselor, instructor, librarian, professor, PhD student, teacher
Government: agent, lobbyist, policy analyst
Law: attorney, lawyer, judge, mediator, paralegal, private judge
Media: agent, editor, host, journalist, news commentatator, publisher, writer
Services: fundraiser, motivational speaker, preacher
Amicuc curiae: "Friend f the court."
De facto: "In fact or actually."
De jure: "In law"
De novo: :anew"
En banc: "on the bench."
Habeas corpus: "you have the body"
In camera: "in a camera"
In forma pauperis: "In the manner of a pauper"
Per curiam: "for the court"
Pro deo: "For God."
Pro per: "for one's self."
Pro se: "on one's behalf"
Pro tem: "for the time being."
Sua sponte: "of its own will"
What are you going to do with your pre-law/law degree?
Famous Pre-Law/Law Majors
Matthew McConaughey-University of Texas at Austin
Jerry Springer-Northwestern University
Rebel Wilson-University of New South Wales
Fidel Castro-University of Havana
Gerard Butler-University of Glasgow
Mahatma Gandhi-University College London
Nelson Mandela-University of Witwatersrand
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