How to Become a Lawyer – The Basics (Part I)
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As mentioned in this Introduction, there is a general path that all aspiring lawyers must follow. However, this general path can be broken down into two main routes. The first route is the most direct route. In short, it requires graduating from undergraduate school, then going directly to law school, and finding a legal job. The second route is a less direct route. It involves those who choose to become lawyers as a second career. In other words, it is for those people who have already gained an undergraduate degree, left school, and entered the work force.

Let’s explore each of these two routes in more detail. Next, we’ll take a look at Route 1 – The Most Direct Route.