The path to becoming an attorney is filled with barriers but many of which make little to no sense. For example, when you are in college, your major has nothing to do with being a lawyer. In fact, if you do major in pre-law it can work against you. Many college advisors will tell students to take writing courses to do better in law school. From there we have a 4-step process which is most easily placed in baseball terms. First base, second, third and then you finally make it home but the journey has more movement than a Phil Niekro knuckle ball. Let’s break it apart:
First base: The LSAT. The Law School Admissions Test is what is measured to allow students into law school. The test itself carries much more weight that one’s grade point average.
The path to becoming an attorney requires graduating from law school and passing the bar exam. According to their website, (www.lsac.org) the LSAT is the only test accepted by all ABA-accredited law schools, and it is the only test that helps candidates determine if law school is right for them. Ironically, the LSAT has next to nothing to do with getting to second base.