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  • Mythical Sims
    Mythical Sims 3 hari yang lalu +1

    I really love history and was considering majoring history then going to law school but I wanted like a back up plan for of law school doesn’t work for me that I can go back to my bachelors degree and this is no offense to history majors but I don’t see much jobs that would be interesting besides lawyer that come from a history degree , so I thought about double majoring history with computer science , except those are completely unrelated and I’m just very confused on what I wanna do .

    • Learn Law Better
      Learn Law Better  3 hari yang lalu +1

      It depends on the college. You want a program with lots of writing. But many programs these days don’t have much of that.

    • Mythical Sims
      Mythical Sims 3 hari yang lalu +1

      Learn Law Better what is your opinion on history as a major for law school?

    • Learn Law Better
      Learn Law Better  3 hari yang lalu +1

      I had two unrelated majors. It’s possible in four years, but it means no extraneous course. Also, you might need some summer courses. But be careful as you need top grades to get into law school.

  • Anh Vu
    Anh Vu 5 hari yang lalu +2

    Can you still become a lawyer if you're shy or reserved? I'm interested in law but I'm worried that it may not fit my personality.

    • Learn Law Better
      Learn Law Better  5 hari yang lalu +2

      Very few lawyers interact with the public. There are many lawyers who work for corporations or the government, and tend to be shy. Might be harder to get that first job though.

  • cattlie Mars
    cattlie Mars 6 hari yang lalu +1

    finally ... I just want to be a lawyer. can you do more videos about how one can be trained into critical thinking or something like qualities of a law student

    • cattlie Mars
      cattlie Mars 4 hari yang lalu +1

      +Learn Law Better ok thanks a lot

    • Learn Law Better
      Learn Law Better  6 hari yang lalu

      I'll have to think about this a bit more. Right off the bat, I recommend that you read the Socratic Dialogues by Plato. Read through them carefully, and follow Socrates arguments. He slowly builds up a case, until he traps his opponents. This will show you how to start thinking a few steps ahead of others, which is what you need to do in law school.

  • Leigh Goodwin
    Leigh Goodwin 14 hari yang lalu +1

    Good video. Especially about working in a law firm first in some capacity.

    • Learn Law Better
      Learn Law Better  14 hari yang lalu

      Yes, you should have an idea of what you are getting into before you spend lots of time and money pursuing this path.

  • Nite Sho
    Nite Sho 14 hari yang lalu +2

    What's the difference between the "top law schools" and I guess the " bottom law schools" if they are teaching the same thing!!??

    • Nite Sho
      Nite Sho 14 hari yang lalu +1

      +Learn Law Better thank you!

    • Learn Law Better
      Learn Law Better  14 hari yang lalu +1

      This is an excellent question! It mainly comes down to two factors: prestige and student body. Over the last hundred years, certain law schools like Harvard, Chicago, and Georgetown have developed reputations as great schools. This has led the students with the highest LSAT scores and GPAs to apply to them.
      But the faculty at most law schools look the same and teach the same.

  • Austin Hernandez
    Austin Hernandez 15 hari yang lalu +1

    I currently am a music major but I've become very interested in law school. I have very good critical thinking skills and I love debating. I want to run for office one day too maybe. I thought maybe I could use my experience with music and specialize in copyright laws, specifically for music. Some current lawyers apparently don't know how music works, such as the stupid $100 million case against Ed Sheeran for the very basic, very commonly used chord progression used in his song, "Thinking Out Loud". It is the most ridiculous case I have ever heard of before. I think that my experience as a musician and formal study of music in college could help me greatly to specialize in this area. Thanks for this video though! It's very helpful. I think I have decided to go to law school now. I am just worried now about preparing for it. I am a current sufferer of social anxiety(the fear of being judged) and depression so I am worried I might not be able to do it, but I am currently being treated, and surprisingly, debating eases my anxiety actually because I personally like debating and it makes me feel more confident, especially if it's an issue I am well informed of. The three law schools I am looking at now are Georgia State University, University of Georgia, and Emory University.

    • Learn Law Better
      Learn Law Better  15 hari yang lalu

      I was on my college debate team and enjoyed it too. But in law school there really aren’t many debate opportunities. In class it happens a little bit, and maybe a bit after class depending on the friendships you develop. The main opportunity is the moot court team, which you can join during your second year of law school.

  • Your Boy Mr Mac
    Your Boy Mr Mac 25 hari yang lalu +3

    I honestly don't know if law school taught me more critical thinking than my BA. I felt swamped in the reading most of the time, to the point that I did not feel I had time to reflect on it much. I usually felt guilty about not reading everything and this hampered my class participation, and I was scared of being wrong. The essays in exams helped but were no different to BA essays, and the time pressure made them feel rushed and sub standard. I know if I had given myself over completely to study I would have enjoyed law school more, but I couldn't stand spending so many hours in the dry, dry material. Law school taught me resilience more than anything else.

    • Your Boy Mr Mac
      Your Boy Mr Mac 25 hari yang lalu +1

      +Learn Law Better thank you for the reply by the way

    • Your Boy Mr Mac
      Your Boy Mr Mac 25 hari yang lalu

      +Learn Law Better I was a history major, so I suppose I wrote a lot of essays. The exams I had in law school were a mixture of essays, which did not feel new, and case problems, which were genuinely different and made me think. I suppose the "step-by-step" process I had to use in those problems, of checking the legal boxes until reaching a grey area, helped to develop my critical thinking, but I don't think I lacked that ability to think things through before law school. Maybe to other people those thought processes do not come so naturally. My main problems came from studying consistently and staying motivated, something I never really nailed.

    • Learn Law Better
      Learn Law Better  25 hari yang lalu

      Interesting. What was your BA major? Most undergraduate exams are different from law school exams.

  • Wenxin Ding
    Wenxin Ding Bulan Yang lalu +1

    Love this video. Thanks a lot!

  • Crazywaffle5150
    Crazywaffle5150 Bulan Yang lalu +1

    So basically I would be better off as a welder?

    • Crazywaffle5150
      Crazywaffle5150 Bulan Yang lalu

      +Learn Law Better Oh wow.

    • Learn Law Better
      Learn Law Better  Bulan Yang lalu +1

      Some people would definitely be better off as welders. Not everyone that goes to law school makes lots of money. Some remain in very low paying jobs their entire career. I had a friend that went from a law job paying $30,000 a year to making over $100,000 a year selling pianos.

  • Jason Gafar
    Jason Gafar Bulan Yang lalu

    Are you Jewish?

    • Learn Law Better
      Learn Law Better  Bulan Yang lalu

      Part of my family comes from the Canary Islands. Though culturally connected to Spain, the islands are considered part of the African continent. So in that sense, I can claim Africa too!

    • Jason Gafar
      Jason Gafar Bulan Yang lalu

      +Learn Law Better or African. Hahahaha. Just joking. I thought you might as Jews gravitate towards high esteemed professions and you can indeed easily pass as being Jewish by your appearance. Thanks for your upload. Looking forward to catch your other videos.

    • Learn Law Better
      Learn Law Better  Bulan Yang lalu

      I am a Cuban-American, but have been confused with many different nationalities including Italian, German, Portuguese, Jewish, Arab, and several other groups. No one has mistaken me for Asian.

  • ChristophProbst
    ChristophProbst Bulan Yang lalu +1

    I am so grateful that my state offers an apprentice program in lieu of law school.

    • Learn Law Better
      Learn Law Better  Bulan Yang lalu

      Make sure you prepare the right way for the bar exam. When I practiced in Virginia, which has an apprentice program, the bar passage rate was around 50%

  • AgainstAllOdds96
    AgainstAllOdds96 Bulan Yang lalu +3

    4:42 exactly what I want to do lol
    I'm a bit nervous now of the legal recession

    • Learn Law Better
      Learn Law Better  Bulan Yang lalu

      There are many job openings, but there is a glut of lawyers. You need to figure out how to get top grades to position yourself for a good job.

  • Hawa Naim - Streetsville SS (2552)

    What is a great undergrad for you to go to law school?

    • Anime Master
      Anime Master 24 hari yang lalu

      Hawa Naim - Streetsville SS (2552) economics, political science, philosophy, and English are all great decisions

    • Anime Master
      Anime Master 24 hari yang lalu

      Learn Law Better this didn’t answer the question at all. I’m pretty sure they were asking what field of study they should go into

    • Learn Law Better
      Learn Law Better  2 bulan yang lalu

      Going to an elite institution, like Harvard, Stanford, Georgetown, or Duke helps a bit. But plenty of students from non-elite schools go to great law schools if they have top grades and a high LSAT score.

  • Ioannis Ferros
    Ioannis Ferros 2 bulan yang lalu

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  • Katteti Vikram
    Katteti Vikram 2 bulan yang lalu

    Best law school in the world

  • Deals togo
    Deals togo 2 bulan yang lalu +1

    Great video! Spend time walking around with a lawyer---litigator, criminal lawyer and an estate or tax lawyer.

  • I am Blessed. Blessed Be God
    I am Blessed. Blessed Be God 2 bulan yang lalu +1

    Love your short and very informative videos; straight to the point. Thank you

  • jacknjillzzz zzz
    jacknjillzzz zzz 2 bulan yang lalu +2

    I just started my freshman year of highschool, but I am already thinking about what I want to be when I grow up. I love politics, debating, and public speaking. Should I become a lawyer since they add up to one??

    • Learn Law Better
      Learn Law Better  2 bulan yang lalu +1

      A small percentage of attorneys to trial work. Certainly there is some public speaking, but most of a trial involves preparation and then listening to witnesses and opposing counsel. There isn't much of a demand for full-time debaters.

    • jacknjillzzz zzz
      jacknjillzzz zzz 2 bulan yang lalu +2

      +Learn Law Better oh. Do you happen to know any career that does involve public speaking and debating???

    • Learn Law Better
      Learn Law Better  2 bulan yang lalu +2

      Most lawyers don’t do any of those things. While it is true that many politicians are lawyers, that’s more likely because lawyers work with the law and have the financial resources to run a campaign.

  • aisha mirza
    aisha mirza 2 bulan yang lalu +1

    Perfect 👌🏻 i m from UAE . can u please guide me i am doing bs managment 4th semester and now i want to take admission in j.d law in usa can i? If yes then howw please tell me . But bit in cheap rate 😒

    • aisha mirza
      aisha mirza 2 bulan yang lalu

      Thank you so much for the information ☺️

    • Learn Law Better
      Learn Law Better  2 bulan yang lalu +1

      You can apply and see what happens. If your LSAT score is very high they might let you in with your degree.

    • aisha mirza
      aisha mirza 2 bulan yang lalu +1

      But i have two years of ☹️ I recently done BA in here bachelors is of two years or of four years but i had done two years bachelors . So its bad news for me I can’t go with law because i have two years of bachelors ☹️

    • Learn Law Better
      Learn Law Better  2 bulan yang lalu +1

      The admissions department will need to verify that your degree is equivalent to a typical American college degree. If it is a four year program you are fine. Also, most three year degrees are also fine.

    • aisha mirza
      aisha mirza 2 bulan yang lalu +1

      Thank you so much it mean i am eligible there is no issue with my bachelors degree ?

  • Ara Sisa
    Ara Sisa 2 bulan yang lalu +1

    I want to pursue my studies in law school because I want to deeply understand the law. I know it's not that easy but what really motivates me is that what can I do to help not only myself but for others also as they're being neglected in the due of process of the law while others abused it.

  • Dena Ali
    Dena Ali 2 bulan yang lalu +1

    Do you think doctors and nursing making more money than lawyers?

    • Learn Law Better
      Learn Law Better  2 bulan yang lalu

      It depends on the individual. Doctors might make more but they also borrow much more to go to med school-many more years of education too. Some lawyers make lots of money, especially those that go to elite law schools. But they also work 70 hour weeks. Find something you think you would enjoy doing-nursing and law are very different professions.

  • Xx_fiv3tw0_xX
    Xx_fiv3tw0_xX 3 bulan yang lalu +1

    Does the education matter more than the money(no offense)

    • Learn Law Better
      Learn Law Better  3 bulan yang lalu +1

      For those that can go for free, either because of a scholarship or parents can comfortably afford to pay, a law school education is very valuable. It helps you to think critically, in a way that most other disciplines don’t.

  • 로스쿨TV오탈누나
    로스쿨TV오탈누나 3 bulan yang lalu

    idclips.com/video/7UfVtnr6cLg/video.html South Korea's Law school

  • Synapse2k
    Synapse2k 3 bulan yang lalu +3

    Taking career advice from someone who has been paying student loans for 23 years may not be the best idea... just saying

    • Learn Law Better
      Learn Law Better  3 bulan yang lalu +3

      You should talk to as many people as you can. You should not rely solely on me or anyone else for that matter. Once you’ve talked to many people you should be able to figure out what makes sense for you.

    • Hulk GTI
      Hulk GTI 3 bulan yang lalu +2

      Should we take career advice from you? What is it you’re so successful at?

    • Learn Law Better
      Learn Law Better  3 bulan yang lalu +5

      I was talking to someone about this last night. My interest rate is less than 2%, which means I am better off paying down my mortgage as it has a higher rate of interest. My friend has a 1% interest rate on his student loans. We could both pay them off, but it doesn’t make financial sense to do so.

  • joanamedina100
    joanamedina100 3 bulan yang lalu +1

    is the number of jobs available for people who graduate from law school rising? Or expected to rise? I am considering going into pre-law, but am also open to other fields.

    • Learn Law Better
      Learn Law Better  3 bulan yang lalu

      The number of jobs is not rising, at least not rapidly. Right now there is an oversupply of lawyer’s, which is growing each year. That being said, there are many rural communities that don’t have any lawyers. It’s just that most lawyers don’t want to live in those communities. Also, there are jobs for the most successful law students.

    • joanamedina100
      joanamedina100 3 bulan yang lalu +1

      also, very helpful video. Thank you.

  • Rashi Bashi
    Rashi Bashi 3 bulan yang lalu

    How can I get in touch with a lawyer

    • Learn Law Better
      Learn Law Better  3 bulan yang lalu +1

      I would search on the Internet by looking for a lawyer in a particular city, also searching for a particular practice type.

  • Mr. Mallard
    Mr. Mallard 4 bulan yang lalu +1

    What can someone do with a business major in law school? What kind of law would you suggest they pursue?

    • Learn Law Better
      Learn Law Better  4 bulan yang lalu

      Law school will provide you with everything you need to become a lawyer. A business major might have a better understanding of how businesses operate, which should help when advising business clients. Focus on getting great grades, as that is what will help you get into a top law school.

  • Bruno Navih Costa
    Bruno Navih Costa 4 bulan yang lalu +1

    That's been very helpful. Thanks a lot for the video.

  • anna abd
    anna abd 4 bulan yang lalu +2

    Im from Georgia and i will be studying in Canada next year i was considering law as my major but I’m a bit hesitant; law is a field that has alot to do with language but I'm not very well at English I'm still learning (and I don't want to just be an immigration lawyer) another problem is the bar exam even though I'm going to reside in Canada but i wish to move to the states some day which means that i have to take the bar exam again and start from the scratch, so after all do you think that it is worth it for me?

    • anna abd
      anna abd 4 bulan yang lalu +1

      Learn Law Better thank you for the point sir I’ll remember that

    • Learn Law Better
      Learn Law Better  4 bulan yang lalu

      By the way, you may want to get into the habit of saying “the nation of Georgia.” In the United States, we think of the American State of Georgia when someone says Georgia. It took me a few minutes to realize you were not from the American State.

    • anna abd
      anna abd 4 bulan yang lalu

      Learn Law Better thank you for your reply sir very helpful

    • Learn Law Better
      Learn Law Better  4 bulan yang lalu +1

      I’ve taught several foreign students and law school essay exams have caused most of them to fail. Law school exams are timed, and those with poor English skills struggle-it has nothing to do with intelligence.
      If you later want to practice in the United States, you will have to look at the rules for the State you want to move to. Over half of the States will allow you to sit for their bar exam. But if you are practicing in Canada, there would be no reason to move until you pass the bar exam.

  • Coils Of Wobe
    Coils Of Wobe 4 bulan yang lalu +2

    inquiring about civil rights law

    • Coils Of Wobe
      Coils Of Wobe 4 bulan yang lalu +1

      Learn Law Better Thank you.

    • Learn Law Better
      Learn Law Better  4 bulan yang lalu +1

      There aren’t a lot of openings each year for full time civil rights lawyers. And those openings, like at the ACLU of NAACP, are very competitive and tend to go to those that attended top law schools. That being said, personal injury attorneys might see the occasional civil rights case.

  • flower duet
    flower duet 4 bulan yang lalu +1

    This was GREAT. I start with law school this year and i don't know what to expect, because i don't know somebody who finished law school so do you have some advice for me about how to start and what to expect at the beginning. In addition to that i don't go to law school because i wanted that, but i don't hate it because i want go become diplomat so it is not bad for me to study law, and in my spare time i also study languages.

  • Adrian Villalobos
    Adrian Villalobos 4 bulan yang lalu +2

    Hi! First of all, thank you for taking the time to produce these videos, they're really helpful.
    I am 29 years old and work as an in-house translator for State Farm (a lot of grammatical analysis, research and editing in a cubicle). I'm thinking about applying to law school next year. Any advice for someone my age? Do you know people who started this late and who have successful careers? Is it a good idea in your opinion? To give a little bit more context, I have a B.A. in Applied Languages from the Université de Lyon in France (graduated in 2012) and I immigrated to the U.S. 3 years ago (from Bolivia which is where I'm from). I now live in Dallas, Texas. Moreover, I would have to get a loan to pay for it all.

    • Learn Law Better
      Learn Law Better  4 bulan yang lalu

      You are still young enough to have a full and fruitful legal career. As you know, there is an oversupply of lawyers. There are still many jobs, but you would be much better off at a top law school. Make sure you spend lots of time preparing for the LSAT, and take a prep course.

  • Creym_ Sa
    Creym_ Sa 4 bulan yang lalu +2

    You said you would get back to the topic “wealth” and tell us more about it in a moment. This definitely helped me a lot. I am a sophomore in high school and I want to become a lawyer:))

    • Learn Law Better
      Learn Law Better  4 bulan yang lalu +1

      Very few lawyers become wealthy, which unfortunately is why many go to law school. Most lawyers live comfortable lives in the middle class, unless they have to borrow all of the money for their education.

  • Shawn Afshar
    Shawn Afshar 4 bulan yang lalu +2

    Over saturated job market high tuition rates at least in California where I live

  • Nana Bekoe-Sakyi Jr.
    Nana Bekoe-Sakyi Jr. 5 bulan yang lalu +25

    I do not usually comment on videos, but this was truly the BEST video I have seen about law school thus far. Objective information that points to the realities of the course of study, without outright crushing dreams. I appreciate that balance greatly.

    • Learn Law Better
      Learn Law Better  5 bulan yang lalu +3

      Thanks for commenting! Glad that my approach is useful.

  • Michael S
    Michael S 5 bulan yang lalu +3

    It’s like the priesthood, you need to start young to get a good job.

  • arch michael mandin
    arch michael mandin 5 bulan yang lalu +1

    I'm planning to take up law on basis for promotion at work. .im working as a nurse here in the philippines. I just wanted to know the law. Does it make sense? i love to read but i think law books are way too much being an average reader. I worry less about the cost. I think my salary can shoulder it without taking much into debt. Thank you sir beau LLB! I love ur videos.

    • Learn Law Better
      Learn Law Better  5 bulan yang lalu +2

      If there is a promotion opportunity for you then it sounds like a good idea. Just make sure that this can happen as you would hate to take so much time and then find out you were wrong.

  • Nero 別のネロ
    Nero 別のネロ 5 bulan yang lalu +1

    How would one become an attorney for a federal government agency (FBI, DOJ, DOS etc.)?

    • Learn Law Better
      Learn Law Better  5 bulan yang lalu

      Don't worry about the Latin--there are so few Latin phrases left in the law that it's just not necessary. I can see how knowing Chinese well could help. Over the past few years there has been a huge demand for Arabic speakers. As to recruitment programs, the higher the rank of the law school the better chance you'll have in getting recruited.

    • Nero 別のネロ
      Nero 別のネロ 5 bulan yang lalu +1

      If I wanted to be an attorney in the intelligence community, like the NSA or DOS, would foreign travel experience and learning another language help boost my chances at going either route? I know you argued that lawyers who deal with international law tend to not travel a lot, but intelligence agencies see exposure to different countries as ideal. I'm currently studying Chinese, German, and Latin (the third because of its relation to the law itself).
      Also, what are some pieces of advice you could give to someone who wants to optimize their resume for recruitment programs in law school?

    • Learn Law Better
      Learn Law Better  5 bulan yang lalu +3

      There are two routes. One, apply to the agencies after you have a few years of relevant experience. Two, these agencies have recruitment programs for law students. Both routes are exceptionally competitive.

  • Monty Thibault
    Monty Thibault 5 bulan yang lalu +16

    2:40 30 YEARS OF DEBT AFTER GRADUATION! HOLY!

    • Learn Law Better
      Learn Law Better  7 hari yang lalu

      For those that owe over $200,000 that is hard to do. But for those with high paying jobs it is possible.

    • one two
      one two 7 hari yang lalu +1

      People take long paying off loans because of different circumstances. I know a ton of people that put every dime into student loans and paid them off in 3 years.

    • Learn Law Better
      Learn Law Better  5 bulan yang lalu +7

      And law students won’t until their mid to late 50’s. The Washington Post reported as news the day when Supreme Court Justice Thomas paid off his student loans-he was in his late 50’s.

    • Arthur Cardinal Baudelaire
      Arthur Cardinal Baudelaire 5 bulan yang lalu +4

      Most undergrads don't even finish paying off college debt until 45, I believe.

    • Learn Law Better
      Learn Law Better  5 bulan yang lalu +6

      That is the only way to afford legal education these days for most people.
      In effect, students get what looks like a mortgage on a house. In medicine, some students are graduating with over a million dollars in debt.

  • Blake B
    Blake B 5 bulan yang lalu +20

    my dad graduated top of his class from the University of Texas School of Law and did very well for himself. He went to work as a tax attorney for Western Petroleum and was making $250k a year in the 90s which is unreal

    • Learn Law Better
      Learn Law Better  5 bulan yang lalu +10

      He went to a great law school. Interestingly, those who work for large corporations can make lots more than those who work for Big Law.

  • M
    M 5 bulan yang lalu +3

    Good post. Why always the emphasis on law school, what about becoming a lawyer? If you don't know anything about becoming a lawyer, law schools are an expensive place to spend your time. I don't believe law schools are place that teach you about being a lawyer just about how to think like a lawyer.

    • Learn Law Better
      Learn Law Better  5 bulan yang lalu +5

      You are correct. Law schools taught practical skills till up through the late 19th century. Legal education changed when Harvard Law School Dean Christopher Columbus Langdell changed legal education. He believed legal education should be based on science rather than practice. So to this day, most classes use the case method that he pioneered. Law schools need to teach more practical skills.

  • Aaron Massey
    Aaron Massey 5 bulan yang lalu +2

    great video!

  • ALMOND MILK
    ALMOND MILK 6 bulan yang lalu +5

    this helped a lot.

    • Learn Law Better
      Learn Law Better  6 bulan yang lalu +2

      Excellent! I hope it helps you pick the right path for you.

  • Chris Wood
    Chris Wood 6 bulan yang lalu +2

    This is all explained in the context of caution which is helpful, but can also be discouraging.

    • Learn Law Better
      Learn Law Better  6 bulan yang lalu +3

      It was a hard episode to make. At some level, I believe people should pursue their dreams and become what they want to become. But I've seen lawyers unable to practice law because of marketplace realities. One lawyer I ran into was working as an assistant manager at a self-storage place. Because there are more graduates than jobs, there will be those kinds of stories for some time. Even graduates from elite law schools are having problems finding employment right now.

  • Oliver S
    Oliver S 7 bulan yang lalu +4

    One of the best videos out there. Can you make another video doing even more deeper on each topic? Mostly pros

  • CodDoctor 937
    CodDoctor 937 7 bulan yang lalu +67

    Could you do a video on different types of law? I want to go to law school but I’m not sure what kind of law to look into. Love the videos!

    • CodDoctor 937
      CodDoctor 937 7 bulan yang lalu +4

      Learn Law Better Thanks so much!

    • Learn Law Better
      Learn Law Better  7 bulan yang lalu +19

      Let me put this on my list of future topics and think about it. The reality is that there are lawyers that do all types off work, in just about every field. I was taking the train into DC some years ago, and I started talking to the person next to me. She was an attorney who did work for the NItrous Oxide (i.e., "laughing gas") association. That's when it dawned on me how varied the legal profession is.

  • K W.S
    K W.S 7 bulan yang lalu +25

    Do you think its worth going to law school if your end goal is to work in politics ?

    • Austin Hernandez
      Austin Hernandez 15 hari yang lalu +1

      It depends on what your goal is. If you plan on running for office, then law school is a neccesity, unless you get lucky and become a multi billionaire like Donald Trump and get involved a lot in the media! If you only plan on being a commentator, then maybe something like journalism is more suitable. I plan on going to law school to be both a lawyer and a politician someday. A lawyer to get started, to get to be financially stable and get established, and hopefully run for office someday.

    • MrSober4now
      MrSober4now 3 bulan yang lalu +2

      K W.S There are politicians with no law degree. You may wanna research the backgrounds of politicians who currently have a position you think you’d be interested in pursuing. It always helps to be knowledgeable in history, sociology, economics, law, and debate tactics to prepare for a political career. Don’t forget the volunteer work to better the community and show that you care.

    • Learn Law Better
      Learn Law Better  7 bulan yang lalu +19

      The majority of politicians are lawyers. In 2018, there are over 1.2 million lawyers in the United States and just over 30,000 students will join the legal profession. Now, not every lawyer wants to become a politician, but many do. Also, if you want to run for office, you need to think about incumbents in the jurisdiction.
      So to answer your question, becoming a lawyer will help. But it's still very hard. If by your question you only mean getting a job in politics, like a staffer on Capitol Hill, then your chances of getting in become better. Though still lots of competition.

  • Learn Law Better
    Learn Law Better  7 bulan yang lalu +17

    Let me know what other advantages and disadvantages there are to going to law school.

    • Brave Reprove
      Brave Reprove 2 bulan yang lalu

      I don't want to be a professional lawyer and attorney, yet because I was falsely arrested twice by Police, one by a woman who is married to a cop whom lied alongside her husband to get me arrested and the other on a cop saying I was trespassing when I was on a public sidewalk before he even arrived and left the private property which is open to the public, as soon as I was told to leave and because of all the injustices I see done to myself and others, I feel the need to have to get a JD degree in order to be able to protect my self more.

    • Learn Law Better
      Learn Law Better  3 bulan yang lalu

      It depends on the seriousness of the crime. Law schools don't want to admit students who will not be able to pass the character and fitness requirement to join the bar. So if someone committed murder or serious financial crimes, like embezzlement, then it will be hard to get into law school. The key is to fully disclose the crime in the application process. The law school can then make an informed decision, taking into account what they know of the state bar entrance requirements. Always fully disclose. Failing to disclose indicates a lack of honest, which will keep you from getting admitted.

    • Dena Ali
      Dena Ali 3 bulan yang lalu +1

      Learn Law Better hello... want to know if you having a criminal record can stop you from going to law school please and thank you.

    • pramita jasuja
      pramita jasuja 4 bulan yang lalu +1

      Learn Law Better thank you so much sir for responding. I have time so i'll make sure I take right decision. But really your videos are so helpful and fascinating ...god bless you

    • Learn Law Better
      Learn Law Better  4 bulan yang lalu +1

      I don’t know what kind of credentials are needed to work for the UN. I suspect that lawyers make up a very small percentage of their staff. I recommend that you try to find someone that works for the UN and ask them how they got their job. Also, you probably need personal connections to get in. Sorry I don’t know more about their hiring practices.