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Industries & Professions /
Public Interest Lawyers
A high school diploma, a college degree, and three years of law
school are minimum requirements for a law degree. A high school
diploma is a first step on the ladder of education that a lawyer
must climb. If you are considering a career in law, courses such as
government, history, social studies, and economics provide a solid
background for entering college-level courses. Speech courses are
also helpful to build strong communication skills necessary for the
profession. Foreign language classes, particularly Spanish, are
also useful. In addition, you can take advantage of any
computer-related classes or experience you can get, because public
interest lawyers often use technology to research and interpret the
law, from surfing the Internet to searching legal databases.
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