Decide on becoming a lawyer at a young age so that you can develop the required traits for a lawyer at an early stage. The most useful of them all, hard work, which will help you a lot during the course of your law studies. You should study hard and aim for high grades during your high school. Excellent scores will help you get admission in a reputable university for the under graduate program, which will then help in the process of getting admission to a decent law school. Do not miss a speech or declamation contest in your high school. Participate in the mock trial to develop the necessary arguing skills required for a lawyer.
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Get enrolled in a 4 year under graduate degree program in a decent university. Though the major of the degree has no effect on the admission process in the law school but it is recommended to go for a law related program to gain some useful background knowledge. Take additional courses on compensation law to get acquainted with the subject. The cutoff GPA for most of the law schools is three, so keep your CGPA above the 3.0 figure all of the time. Try to attain as high a GPA as you can as it will help you get admission in a law school of your choice.
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Prepare well for the LSAT (law school admission test) and achieve a high score on it. Keep on trying till you get a decent enough score on the tests. Apply to law schools on the basis of LSAT results and your under graduate GPA. Keep on working hard after getting the admission in the law school and pass all exams with superb grades. Do not waste much time on getting jobs as it may hamper your academics. Pass the bar exams on the completion of your schooling to earn your certification as lawyer; you may start your own practice right away.
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