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Law is perceived as being one of the harder career paths and part of that is the fact one has to learn so much during law school. Though it is not as tough as the medical profession, there is still a lot to learn and that is the part that some people find the most daunting. There is a lot of money to be made if you have a law degree.

There is a general feeling that if you take a job in law that it is harder if you want to do a job that requires a law degree, aka where a person must pass the bar. This essay shows what a student must do and explains how a law degree may increase someone’s potential earnings significantly.

A post graduate program will usually last around three years. The graduate is then given a JD, which is a Juris Doctor Law degree. There are also DCL degrees which is a graduate diploma in civil law. If you wish to gain access into a law school then you must take an LSAT. The LSAT is the Law Schools Admission test. If you pass this then you are eligible to gain access to a law school that is accredited by the ABA, which is the American Bar Association. To gain admission into a law school you must have an undergraduate’s degree, which is a bachelor’s degree in any major.

In America there are 199 law schools that are ABA approved. If you want to learn online then you will find no ABA approved online law schools. There are however five online law schools that are registered by the state of California and do give online learners a chance to pass the bar. However, there is a very low pass rate for people learning online. There are also no approved records for the employment outcome of the five online learning centers for law, so there is no data suggesting that the people that do pass the bar after learning online will actually get a job.

The national average salary for a person with a law degree is around $130,000 as of the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. The location of a lawyer is also a big factor in how much that person earns. When you look at employment rates you may also like to note that employment rates have risen slightly faster in jobs requiring a law degree over ones that do not. However, since there are fewer jobs requiring law degrees than with other jobs, it is possible that the rate of employment figures are skewered by a smaller pool of people (making the rate seem larger as a percentage).

Getting a law degree is difficult and is even more difficult if you try to do it online. If you were to take a job in the law industry then you can expect to earn a tidy sum. If you were to gain a law degree then in the US it will increase your life earnings by $1,000,000 when compared with a bachelor’s degree in most other subjects.

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