I have a Law Degree: Now what? Congratulations! So you’ve struggled through what feels like fifty-eight years of higher education, and you’ve finally won the degree in law you craved for so long. Now, it’s sitting on your mantle in a golden frame collecting dust–a symbol of what you can do when you put […]
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Looking for the best degree majors for law school? Spoiler alert: Criminal justice and pre-law are not on the list. Now that we get that out of the way, here’s the truth and reality. Law school is very academically intensive. It involves a lot of reading, understanding very dense material, plus there is a dose […]
Despite the fact that there are a lot of young lawyers coming out of law school and passing the Bar Exam, there are still plenty of great opportunities for people with a degree in criminal law and a steady demand for criminal defense attorneys. Even if your practice is in the area of prosecution, there […]
Doctor of Laws (J.S.D./S.J.D.)
After graduating with a Juris Doctor a person is eligible for practicing law in the particular state where they pass their bar examination. A person may then go on to specialize in a specific area of the law and study for a Master of Laws degree. For those individuals that prefer to work in academia […]
Juris Doctor (J.D.)
A Juris Doctor or doctor of Jurisprudence is commonly called a J.D. and is the degree that an individual earns when they successfully complete law school. The degree is required in every state except for California in order to practice law. California allows a person the option of a law office study degree as opposed […]
Master of Laws (LLM)
The Master of Laws degree is the second level law degree a person earns, after a Juris doctor. This degree is earned by completing a full time program for one year. Typically, a legal professional or law student will pursue the master of laws degree in order to gain expertise in a specific area of […]
Types of Law Degrees
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), becoming a lawyer requires a minimum of two degrees over the course of 7 years of full-time study – 4 years for an undergraduate degree, followed by a 3 year law degree earned from a law school accredited by the ABA. If you are considering law school, […]
Becoming an Attorney
The path to becoming an attorney can be challenging at times. It is important to start on your path at an early age and learn great study habits while still in high school. According to ONET Online (a partner of the American Job center network) the following skills are essential for anyone aspiring to become […]
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