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    Question: What high school classes should you take to become a lawyer?

    Answer: Unlike medical school, there are no prerequisites that need to be taken before attending law school. However, there are a number of classes that would be beneficial.

    Law school involves a tremendous amount of reading, writing, critical thinking, and analysis. As such, I would take as many critical thinking courses as possible while you are still in high school. Generally, these courses are in the Humanities (English, history, etc.). Try to take Advanced Placement and/or honors courses in these subjects to develop your reading comprehension, writing, and analytical skills.

    If your high school offers a philosophy course, I highly recommend that you take it. I also recommend taking a foreign language in high school and in college...Latin would be beneficial for both the SATs and for law school terminology.

    Other than those suggestions, take courses that interest you, but also make sure to have a well-rounded curriculum, balancing mathematics, sciences, the Humanities, foreign languages, and electives. In addition, it would be helpful to balance your school-based work with extracurricular activities from a variety of areas. Some of the best learning experiences occur outside the classroom. Many high schools offer mock trial programs, which are a good introduction to the practice of law.


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    On 05/04/09
    Shae from IL said:
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    On 05/01/09
    ravina from Othr said:
    hiya my name is ravina and im from england and it really helped all though i would ike to know, if i have a really good report for high scholl cant i somehow get it aknowleged when entering a lawschool
    On 04/20/09
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    this helped me so much i may not be entering high school anytime soon but this does help me plan. i really need this for a project at school so this helped me a lot thank you. :-)
    On 04/02/09
    Rachel from MI said:
    I am just about to enter high school next year, and they suggest we make a plan for all four years. this really helped me with that.
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