You should make up your mind about becoming a lawyer at a young age so that you can develop the required habits for a good lawyer in high school. Work really hard in high school and aim for excellent grades. If you want to pursue law and you are fully determined to go through with it, then study really hard and try to attain flawless scores in your high school. Good grades will help you getting admission in a reputable university for an under graduate program, which is the requirement of every law school there is, which will in the next step help you in getting admission in a better law school. Participate in speech and debating competitions in your high school at a regular basis. Also go for the mock trial if your school organizes it to get a grasp of arguing in front of large audience of people.
Get enrolled in a 4 year under graduate program in a good university. You can choose any subjects in the undergraduate level; science, engineering, languages, law. But it is advisable to go for subjects related to law to develop some background knowledge. Attend short courses on security and safety to get a grip of safety law. The minimum GPA criteria for most of the law schools is three, so try to keep your CGPA above the 3.0 mark. In fact keep as high a GPA as you can as it will help you in getting admission to a decent law school.
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Work extremely hard on LSAT (law school admission test) and try to achieve a very high score on it. Most people take two to three tries to achieve a par score, so keep on repeating till u get the required results. Apply for law schools on the basis of your LSAT results plus your college GPA. After getting admission to a law school, keep on working hard and do not waste much time on jobs. Do get an internship with a law firm dealing with safety such as food safety to gain valuable professional experience.
Pass the bar exam on the completion of your law studies to earn your licence to practice law.
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