Lawyers get to wear fancy suits, is there any more to be said? Studying the law is an intense and rewarding endeavor. Click below to find out about your potential future as a lawyer.


Average Salary for a Lawyer: $8,440 /Month

Average Salary Overall: $3,248 /Month

Average Working Hours (Weekly) for a Lawyer: 40-50

Average Working Hours (Weekly) Overall: 48

Important School Subjects:

  • English
  • Maths
  • History
  • Drama
  • Politics

Are you:

  • A good speaker?
  • Persevering?
  • Logical?
  • Good at spotting liars?

What you need to do:

  1. Graduate from high school
  2. Go to college for 4 years, get your first degree (Bachelors) preferrably in some sort of law field
  3. Sit the LSAT (law school admission exam), go to graduate school and get a law degree (JD)
  4. Sit your country’s bar (law licensing exam) exam and start practicing as a lawyer

Famous Lawyers

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For anyone that lives under a rock, this is Harvey Specter. The charismatic, handsome and confident young lawyer who is ‘the best closer in New York’. I’ve been told by many lawyers that the show ‘Suits’ gives viewers a very false impression of what law is usually like. People say it’s not as flashy as on Suits, and instead it involved more paperwork, longer hours and less courtrooms. Learn more about Harvey Specter and Suits here.

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This is Fatou Bensouda. Bensouda, 51, is the incoming chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC). She’s a Gambian lawyer who studied law at the in Nigeria and Malta. She holds a very important position legally, as the head prosecutor (the person who argues the defendant is guilty). Learn more about her, her story and the ICC here.

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Barackkkk Obamaaaa. Has anyone seen the episode of ‘Epic Rap Battles of History’ with him in it? The former president of the States was loved by most, and is generally regarded as having done a good job with the post. He, like many other famous politicians started as a lawyer. Law is versatile in that you are not limited to being a lawyer, you can go into other fields like philosophy, economics and politics with it, too. Learn more about Barack Obama here.

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