Students interested in this field will learn about the criminal justice system and the institutions that are responsible for upholding and enforcing the law.
Lawyers are responsible for providing legal advice. They spend most of their time doing research and working long hours. Lawyers have the option of working for themselves, in law firms, for the government, or in corporations.
All lawyers require a state license which is obtained by:
- Getting a college degree
- Attending 3 years of law school
- Passing a test (Bar Examination)
Students graduating from law school are awarded a Juris Doctor (J.D)/Doctor of Jurisprudence instead of a Bachelors of Law degree.
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