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Becoming a Lawyer without Setting Foot in a Classroom

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Law school and then the bar exam, right? Not necessarily.

Not everyone opts for the traditional (and expensive) method of obtaining a legal education. Some opt for the very traditional method instead. How traditional? Think ''Abraham Lincoln.'' Lincoln was one of many who took the bar exam and became a practicing attorney without attending law school. And it is still possible to do the same today.
 
Becoming a Lawyer without Setting Foot in a Classroom

Isabell Wong Flores is living proof that aspiring attorneys can accomplish this feat. A friend of Flores's recommended that she look into the alternative to law school.

"I always thought about going through regular law school," said Flores. "But when I thought about it, I thought that it's not fair to me or my parents. I did not want to put myself or anyone else through that financial burden."

So after Flores graduated from St. Mary's College of California in Moraga, CA, with a B.F.E. in Business Administration with a minor in communications with a media law emphasis, she looked into a law apprenticeship program and decided it was a great option, considering how much more affordable it was. She initially wanted to go into acting and the entertainment industry but saw the positives of being a lawyer.

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