Law Degree

Most students earning a law degree receive a Juris Doctor. Other law programs award a Master of Laws. If you're interested in becoming a law student or working as a legal professional, read on to learn more about education and career options.

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An undergraduate degree is a prerequisite for law school. There isn't a specific type of program or set of courses that law school applicants need to complete. However, students can take certain undergraduate courses to prepare for the extensive writing, speaking and research requirements of a law program.

Law school students enroll in Juris Doctor (J.D.) programs accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA). These programs offer coursework in rules of procedure, evidence, the role of case law, due process, government organization and constitutional provisions. J.D. candidates can often specialize in a particular area, like intellectual property, real estate or taxation. Toward the end of a J.D. program, students will be able to practice under the supervision of a licensed attorney in law clinics.

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