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    Question: Is it necessary to have a 4.0 average to be a lawyer?

    Answer: No, it is not necessary to have a perfect grade point average to become a lawyer. Many lawyers and law school students did not have a 4.0 average in high school or college, but went on to successful careers in law.

    Law school admissions boards look at an applicant's entire record, including grades, LSAT scores, admissions essays and other factors, just like college admissions departments. Generally, no single factor will determine whether a law school accepts a student.

    After a student graduates from law school, he or she must pass the bar examination of the state in which he or she would like to practice law. If the student passes the exam, the State Bar looks at the applicant's 'character and fitness' to practice before deciding to admit the applicant to practice in the state. The bar does not consider an applicant's grade point average.

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    On 08/20/06
    Joseph from MI said:
    What type of degree do you think is best before going to law school? I am majoring in Business Administrations, is that ok? Also, How should you prepare for the LSAT even though you haven't finished getting your bachelors?
    On 10/31/05
    Bonquisha from VA said:
    Where can I find some information on how to get pre-law scholarships for African Americans?
    On 10/20/05
    jeremy from MI said:
    i need all thesteps that involve being a lawyer...
    On 10/15/05
    Alex from Othr said:
    I'm not sure what i want to be when i grow up and i want to make the right decisions all through high school. What kind of marks do I need to get to a good law university?
    On 09/21/05
    Lindsay from OH said:
    how many hours does a lawyer work per week?
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