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What lawyers do lawyers advise and represent individuals businesses and government agencies on legal issues and disputes work environment

LAW

Introduction/Definition/What is the Job?

Process/Specialites

What Lawyers Do

Lawyers advise and represent individuals, businesses, and government agencies on legal issues and disputes

Work Environment

The majority of lawyers work in private and corporate legal offices. Some work for local, state, and federal governments. The majority work full time, and many work long hours

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  • How to Become a Lawyer

  • Get a degree preferably in the liberal arts (political science, economics, etc.)

  • Take the LSAT

  • Get into law school

    • Admissions looks GPA, LSAT score, and extracurriculars

  • Take the Bar Exam at the end of law school to get licensed. The bar exam in different in each state.

  • Specialites

  • Intellectual property law, patent law, constitutional law, criminal law, admiralty law, small business law, corporate law, environmental law, health care law, social security law, and joint degree programs.

Conclusion

Schools in Michigan

Job Market Outlook

How to be Successful

“Don't put off until tomorrow what you can do today.”---Benjamin Franklin

  • Job Outlook: Employment of lawyers is projected to grow 10 percent from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Competition for jobs should continue to be strong because more students graduate from law school each year than there are jobs available.

  • Salary: The median annual wage for lawyers was $113,530 in May 2012.

  • Michigan State Law School

  • Wayne State University Law School

  • University of Michigan Law School

  • University of Detroit Mercy Law School

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School

References

  • http://www.bls.gov/ooh/legal/lawyers.htm

  • http://www.excite.com

  • http://www.princetonreview.com


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