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Top 10 Skills to Become a Successful Lawyer

There’s no doubt there are a lot of lawyers out there today. However, how many of these lawyers are actually successful in their careers? A “Top 40 Under 40” Civil Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association and 10/10 AVVO-rated attorney, Christian Denmon of Denmon Pearlman, shares with us his top 10 essential skills […]

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How to Start a Career in Law

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 your […]

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The Best Majors for Law School Applications

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, and understanding very dense material, plus there is a […]

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Online Legal Degree Programs

The Information Age has given innumerable people the opportunity to get an education in much less time than in the past and for a lower cost. Online education saves both time and money and puts getting a degree within reach for many more people. Whether you are just starting your educational journey or are continuing […]

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The Value Of A Criminal Law Degree

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 […]

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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 who prefer to work in academia […]

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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 […]

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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 a master of law degree in order to gain expertise in a specific area of the […]

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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, generally […]

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Becoming a Lawyer

A lawyer is a person who holds a license to practice law. They advocate on behalf of their clients, or they work in another capacity in the legal field. Not all lawyers actively practice law. Completing the requirements to obtain a law license and getting your license makes you a lawyer. The path to becoming […]

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