Becoming a Lawyer as a Second Career: Everything You Need to Consider

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Summary: Is your current career not working out like you thought it would? If you are thinking about becoming a lawyer you should read this article first.
Learn how to transition from your current career and become a lawyer in this article.

Have you decided that your existing career is not working out and think law might be a better choice? What can you expect from going back to law school after pursuing another career first? What steps should you take to turn your new ambition into a reality?

According to the American Bar Association, in 2015 there were 113,900 full-time and part-time students enrolled in the 204 ABA-approved law schools. Of these students, 37,058 matriculated in 2015. Will you be among the future attorneys to start law school in the near future?

Reasons to Pursue Law

People turn to law as a second career for a variety of reasons. Some are inspired by the platform a law degree provides to help make social change and achieve justice for individuals and causes. Others are drawn in by the financial rewards earned by attorneys working at the top of the profession. The starting salaries of first-year attorneys at the best firms can reach as much as $180,000 per year. Successful partners at such firms can earn over a million dollars a year in partnership profits.

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