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So you think you’re interested in Law Careers? Ask yourself the following questions . . .

• Are you willing to go to school full-time for the next 3- 7 years?

• Are you comfortable taking and passing standardized tests?

• Are you competitive?

• Do you like to debate and argue your side of things?

• Are you a skilled public speaker?

• Are you willing to adhere to a strict code of ethics?

The Facts About Law Careers

Law Careers Facts • You must pass the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) in order to be admitted into a law school.

• The law school you attend must be recognized by the American Bar Association (ABA) because you will need to pass the American Bar Exam in order to become a lawyer.

• Many lawyers are self-employed or partners in a law firm.

• Although the requirements stated are fairly standard, some requirements vary by state so make sure you check with your state for additional requirements.

• Expect to work long hours as you begin to establish yourself in this career.

How Much Money Can I Make As A Lawyer?

career salaries

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, in 2007 the median annual salary for Careers in Law was $106,120. The salary range for these positions was between $52,280 and $145,600. Your salary may depend on what state you work in, your level of experience, and the type of law that you practice. Click here to compare the salary of Law careers to other career salaries.

Ready To Start Your Career As A Lawyer?

Click here to learn about the steps to get started in a Careers in Law.

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