how long does it take to become a lawyer

How Long Does It Take to Become a Lawyer [Ans]


How long does it take to become a lawyer this is a common question which I used to listen from all those students who intend to take admission in a law school. They also ask me how many years does it take to become a lawyer. This is a common confusion among them that exactly how much time it will take to become a lawyer. So today we will discuss and calculate the amount of time for completion of law school.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO BECOME A LAWYER

4 Stages of becoming a lawyer

  • Complete 14 years of education (14 years)
  • Write the entry test for taking admission in a law school (in some cases)
  • Get admission in a law school (3 years or 5 years in some cases)
  • Write the bar exam of your state
How long does it take to become a lawyer
How long does it take to become a lawyer

1. Complete 14 years of education

How long does it take to become a lawyer

How long does it take to become a lawyer

The first stage of becoming a lawyer is to complete your 14 years of education. To be eligible to attempt the entry test for taking admission in law. If your education department does not require you to pass the entry test for taking admission in law school. Then you can directly take admission in law school. These 14 years of education may also include in the years to become a lawyer.

2. Write the entry test for taking admission in a law school

How long does it take to become a lawyer

How long does it take to become a lawyer

Next stage for becoming a lawyer is to pass the entry test for the law as discussed above it depends on your education board or authority to take this test or not. Entry test for law has its own criteria to be eligible for taking admission in the law school

3. Get admission in a law school

How long does it take to become a lawyer

How long does it take to become a lawyer

The third stage for becoming a lawyer is to take admission in law school. Directly after the 14 years of education or after passing the entrance test for taking admission in law school. There a certain thing which makes you eligible for taking admission in a law school. For example the required marks in your last degree and required marks in entry test. After are of merit etc.

Duration of law school depends on the program in which you are for example, commonly there are two programs running presently first LLB program duration is three years and the second program for LLB has a duration of 5 years which is recently introduced in Pakistan.

The fresh students with high merit having 12 years degree are eligible for this program.

4. Write the bar exam of your state

How long does it take to become a lawyer
How long does it take to become a lawyer

The fourth stage for becoming a lawyer is to write the Bar exam of your state. Your Bar will take your test from the syllabus of LLB. And you have to clear this exam with a required percentage of numbers. The Bar will soon issue you a licens of advocacy f you succeed in the exam.

Frequently Asked Questions

how many years does it take to become a lawyer
how many years does it take to become a lawyer

Q:Why should I become a lawyer

A: There are certainly good reasons for becoming a lawyer. As like being a lawyer is a matter of passion. This is extremely a passionate profession. If you are passionate about things then this profession suits you. You must select this profession. Lawyers have devoted to their work some of the lawyers spend their life for pro-bono work and some spend their life after law.

Q: What are steps to become a lawyer

A: There are four basic steps to become a lawyer which one should follow.

Q: What subjects are needed to become a lawyer

A: Subject are prescribed by your law school and your education authority of your country. These subjects must be passed in exam to become a lawyer

Q: What are the requirements to become a lawyer

A: Requirements are very simple, you must have qualification eligibility prescribed by your law school.

Q: What skills are needed to become a lawyer

A: A lawyer must have some unique qualities and skills some of them are

  • Punctuallity
  • Hardworking
  • Knowledge of latest technology

Q: What marks are needed to become a lawyer

A: This question relates to the topic of academic eligibility.
first of all you must ask your law school for answer of this question because every country and school has its own rules and regulations.

Q: What are good colleges to become a lawyer

There are many law colleges which are really good according to wikipedia.org here are some good law colleges.

Q: Can I become a lawyer

A: Yes, you can become a lawyer if your really want to and you also capable of becoming a lawyer including the educational capability.

HOW MANY YEARS DOES IT TAKE TO BECOME A LAWYER

The answer to the question of how many years does it take to become a lawyer is, Thereof it takes almost 3 to 5 years for getting a degree of law. The amount of time of becoming a lawyer varies from country to country according to the time duration of the course. In three to 3 to 5 years you will become a lawyer and that is not a long time in front of a law degree.

So this is the clear answer to the questions of time duration and amount of time of becoming a lawyer. It takes 3 to 5 years to become a lawyer. Law degree has two programs the first program has a duration of three years and the second program has a duration of 5 five years. The first program is after 14 years of education and the second program is after 12 years of education. It depends on you that in which degree you are taking part to be a lawyer.

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