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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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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