It’s great that you have a passion for justice and are interested in pursuing it as a career. To become a lawyer, you’ll need to attend law school and pass the bar exam before you can practice law. Law school takes three years and has two parts: core curriculum (required courses) and electives (optional courses). During your first year of law school, you’ll take foundational classes like property law, contracts, torts/civil procedure, constitutional law and criminal law. In addition to these courses, which will provide broad overviews of those subjects, there are also classes that focus on one area of the law so that by graduation you’ve had exposure to many different areas within the legal field itself—such as family law or immigration law
Political science is the study of how governments are formed and run. A government is the system by which a country’s citizens are governed. It may be made up of political parties, elections, laws and public offices; it can be either democratic or dictatorial in nature
I have a Juris Doctorate. That means that I attended Law School for three years, where I learned how to think like lawyer. The term “juris” is Latin for “law” or “legal,” and a juris doctorate (JD) is a postgraduate law degree. I have been a lawyer for 11 years. I graduated from law school in 2011, and since then I’ve worked as a personal injury attorney in the state of Georgia.
In addition to the two degrees, I had to pass the Bar Exam in my state. The Bar Exam is a test that you have to pass in order to be licensed as an attorney. Each state has its own rules and regulations for passing this exam, so it’s different in every location.
It is the nature of my job that I am constantly reading and writing for a living. I read many books, especially non-fiction: history, science, psychology, economics. Generally speaking, I’m not very interested in novels or poetry. I also write a lot; mostly e-mails, letters, and motions.
If you have any more questions about my education and/or training, please feel free to contact me.