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Lawyers advise and represent clients in criminal or civil proceedings and in other legal matters. They communicate with clients, colleagues, judges, and others involved in a case as well as conduct research, analyze legal issues, interpret laws and rulings for individuals, and more.

There are no particular "pre-law" courses; however, pre-law students are encouraged to take courses that challenge reasoning, logic, writing, and critical thinking skills. Subjects that might help students interested in law school are: Criminal Justice, History, Law & Justice, Political Science, Sociology, Social Work, as well as Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies (WRD).

Entrance Exam and Applications:
Pre-law students will take the LSAT (the Law School Admissions Test); some schools have begun accepting the GRE (Graduate Record Exam) in place of the LSAT but the LSAT is still the preferred option. Research your schools of interest early to be aware of your best options.

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