Starting your own law firm straight out of law school is not a walk in the park. If it was, then every lawyer would be doing it. Looking beyond the horizon that the crowd follows needs a strong gut to even imagine it in the first place. Your intentions are wise, but your intentions need […]
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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 […]
We all enter new phases of our personal and professional lives. That is what makes life a circle: You end one trail and start another one where you are learning new things and growing as a person. As a college or university student, you started over after being BMOC in high school. As a senior […]
As with most careers, choosing to specialize your legal career helps separate you from the next candidate. Specializing in criminal law can be a great way to narrow your field, while still leaving yourself open to a wide variety of possibilities. Criminal law is highly competitive, but offers a great deal of job security. You […]
As the trial of Jodi Arias continues to command media attention and the discussion of the case causes emotions to heat up, the issue of the death penalty is once again coming to the front and center of the public forum. Arias, charged with the killing of former boyfriend, Travis Alexander, was just found guilty of […]
In Indiana, the Senate made revisions to Expungement Bill 1482, passed it and sent it back to the House for approval. It seems like only a matter of time until the bill is passed into law with its bipartisan approval. The bill proposes to completely remove low-level criminal records that happened a significant amount of […]
A law school graduate is suited for a wide variety of careers, and not all of them involve representing clients with respect to legal matters. While law school is, in part, a place to learn about “the law,” it’s also a place to learn how to analyze complex issues, communicate persuasively, negotiate, and resolve conflicts. […]
Following an accident you may find yourself – perhaps for the very first time – facing the prospect of having to instruct a solicitor to pursue a claim for compensation on your behalf. This can often seem a daunting task as you begin to ponder such questions as how to choose the ‘right’ solicitor, what information […]
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, […]
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