In high school, take classes that help to develop your writing, public speaking, critical thinking, and research skills. Such courses include English, speech, foreign languages, social studies, and government. Lawyers need to be logical and analytical, so classes in science, philosophy, mathematics, and computer science will also be useful. Take finance and economics classes because venture capital attorneys need expertise in the financial markets and alternative investments. Be sure to excel in your high school courses, and take as many Advanced Placement classes, as possible. The higher your grades, the better your chances of being accepted by an elite college. Venture capital firms typically seek job candidates who’ve attended top law schools.
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