How to Become a Lawyer: College to the Job Market (Part II)
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In this article, we went over pre-law considerations, the law school application process, an overview of law schools, going to law school, the state Bar Exam and licensure, taking the Bar Exam, after the Bar Exam, legal jobs and overview on salaries, and jobs for lawyers outside of the legal market. Now you should have a better understanding of what it takes to be a lawyer. As you can see, the path to becoming a lawyer is not a simple one; but it is not supposed to be.

Lawyers come from all walks and stages of life, and a law degree can open many opportunities into the legal and non-legal markets.

Above all, lawyers are problem-solvers that provide services to people in need. Lawyers are social advocates and leaders. Lawyers also face high scrutiny from the public, as public opinion polls and lawyer jokes indicate. However, when you get down to it, individuals and clients place their utmost trust, confidentiality, and hope in their lawyers. In other words, it is the lawyer that acts as the final shield or advocate for his or her client in times of crisis or need. Behind the scenes many lawyers work very diligently to achieve the best results for their clients. In this respect, lawyers act like the lubricant that keeps society running.

The 18th century British statesman, William Pitt the Elder, summed up the law best when he said, "Where law ends, there tyranny begins."