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How do I Become a Drug Possession Lawyer?

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  • Written By: M. Lupica
  • Edited By: John Allen
  • Last Modified Date: 22 October 2018
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Though the process of becoming a lawyer varies based upon where you live, it is almost always a long, involved and expensive process. Despite this, if you have a passion for the law, then becoming a lawyer is about as satisfying a career as you will find. The process of becoming a lawyer generally starts with undergraduate study and ends with a bar exam that gives the person official authorization to practice law. If you want to become a drug possession lawyer, the general process will remain the same though there are surely things you can do to help yourself along the way.

The journey to become a drug possession lawyer begins with undergraduate study. Generally one of the requirements to admission to law school is a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent. One of the most common questions asked by a future attorney at this stage is what subject he or she should study. The areas of study that best prepare a student for law school are political science and economics as one of the fundamental building blocks of your study will be the operation of government. Additionally, if you want to become a drug possession lawyer, then taking sociology or criminal justice classes dealing with the subject of drugs would be helpful.

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After graduating, you must start to prepare to apply to law schools. Depending on the school to which you are applying, the application requirements may differ. Generally, you must take a law school admission test and report your score to the school, in addition to filling out the application and writing any necessary essays. Finding the best school to become a drug possession lawyer depends on your location. It is recommended that you call various schools, speak to their admissions departments, and ask what kind of classes and clinics the school has geared toward such subject matter.

Once you begin attending law school you can start more concretely shaping your path to become a drug possession lawyer. Though some jurisdictions may differ, one of the biggest law school myths is that you must specialize in your studies in the area in which you will work. The truth is that most law students do not know in which sphere of law they would like to work until they actually start working.

Though, if you are one of the few who are sure what they want to do and have decided that you want to become a drug possession lawyer, there are many classes that will be of particular help. Search the curriculum for criminal classes, and smaller specialized discussion-based classes that deal with theoretical criminal subject matter if any are offered. The single best thing you can do at law school if you want to become a drug possession lawyer is to participate in a criminal law clinic if your law school offers one. Clinics are courses offered by law schools that allow students to do hands on legal work under the supervision of a professor-attorney and allow students a glimpse at what working as a lawyer really entails.

Depending on the jurisdiction, there may also be other steps to be mindful along the way, such as ethics exams and moral character determinations. After graduating law school, the last step is passing the bar exam for the jurisdiction in which you will practice law. Going through the above process and passing the bar exam will finally authorize you to practice as a drug possession attorney.

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