Lawyers are trained to advise their clients on legal matters, and are also known as attorneys, counselors, barristers, advocates, and solicitors. Accredited law programs offer several levels of degrees including Juris Doctor (JD), Master of Laws (LLM), and Doctor of Juridical Sciences (SJD). There are a number of schools and colleges that offer an education in many areas of law like administrative law, business law, civil law, criminal law, environmental law, family law, and much more.
With a degree in law you will have the opportunity to work in a variety of places including law firms, government agencies, legal departments, private practices, and more. As a lawyer you will spend a large amount of time on research, paperwork, preparing for and participating in trials, and advising clients. Training to become a lawyer can be can prepare you for positions like prosecutor, firm associate, in-house council, public defender, law professor, and other exciting positions.
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Attending an accredited school or college for a degree in law can provide students with the opportunity to specialize in specific areas. These areas include securities law, tax law, civil litigation, foreclosure law, legal and/or paralegal training
and more. With a degree in law you will have responsibilities like interviewing clients, preparing legal documents, taking depositions, counseling clients, supervise closings, and more depending on the degree and specialty chosen.
An accredited education may provide coursework in anti-trust and regulation, accounting, economics, contracts, law office management, bankruptcy law, investment law, taxation, humanities, legal research, interviewing, dispute resolution, contracts, legal brief writing, ethics, philosophy of law, and much more. With a degree in law you can train to become a business lawyer, civil lawyer, criminal lawyer, family lawyer, personal injury lawyer, real estate lawyer, tax lawyer, and more.Degrees in criminal justice
, social sciences, humanities, and more can prepare you for university level studies in law. Obtaining an accredited degree in the field of law requires a lot of hard work and time in school. Lawyers must pass the state bar exam in order to practice law, and also complete Continuing Legal Education (CLE).
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Accreditation is an important part of obtaining a quality education, so ensuring that the school or college of your choice carries full accreditation is a must. There are a number of agencies like the American Bar Association (ABA)
that are approve to provide accreditation to educational programs.
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