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How I Got Into A Top Law School

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There are many ways to get into law school. But I thought I’d share my journey from undergrad to UCLA Law; everything from getting good grades in college, to taking the LSAT, to playing the waitlist game over the summer. I call my story "Legally Brunette." I knew from a young age that I wanted to be an attorney. Seeing the dramatizations of trial lawyers on TV made me want to get into a courtroom myself. So I did my best to get good grades throughout high school and college. I studied hard and participated in mock trial. When the time came, I studied the LSAT for months. I studied the crap out of the strategies and tactics in order to get a good score on the LSAT. A good LSAT score is the single most important thing you can do to get into law school. Eventually, I applied to the top 20 law schools in the country. I was accepted into some, rejected by others, and waitlisted at a few. But I got into the school of my choice (UCLA) and did pretty well (mostly A’s). I got the job of my dreams and am a practicing attorney to this day. In my spare time, I teach current law students how to kick ass in law school. Here’s my prior video on the best major for law school: https://youtu.be/nnfJEHRDmg0 ======================================================== Get our Ultimate Pre-Law Checklist (FREE) here ➜ https://www.legaleagleprep.com/prelaw Learn learn how to get ready for law school, the 5 things you must do the summer before law school, and more . . . ======================================================== ★ Got law school questions? Ask in the comments! ★ Say hi on Facebook: ➜ https://www.facebook.com/legaleagleprep ★ Tweet at us on Twitter @LegalEagleDJ
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vonnivf (18 hours ago)
You should collaborate with David Dobrik regarding the issue of DACA to help inform the rest of the populace!!!
Prateek Prabhakar (1 day ago)
@legaleagle In your openion, What is more important (or necessary)as a law student? Having all(or most)the legal concepts at the tip of your tongue or in depth understanding.
J E Lyon (7 days ago)
How did you get out of the lease?
Yall are trippin (10 days ago)
Im in my final semester of my accounting degree and even though i love what im doing, BLaw was definitely one of my favourite courses as well. this video brought back good memories
Alex B (14 days ago)
3 minutes in.... ....so you're brilliant?
Saamir Choudhry (15 days ago)
What kind of lawyer is he?
andybearchan (18 days ago)
Objection, you should talk about the different law specialties. For example, I worked for a disability law office for while when going to school. Lots of different skills necessary for that work. Very difficult to navigate the system etc.
Crunchbite86 (18 days ago)
Please review boston legal s1e17 "death be not proud". Its about the death penalty.
Spencer Mack (24 days ago)
So getting a 162 on a practice test without doing anything is good?
Lucas (24 days ago)
I really want to be a lawyer and study in the US as an international student, but do not know how relevant my grades will be as a foreigner. Does anybody know more about this?
G Issa (25 days ago)
i really like blueprint, i have a lot of other resources too i take the LSAT in January and March. i am an accounting major with a low GPA (3.0) so i gotta do well on the lsat
Christopher Leveroni (29 days ago)
This is laughably wrong. A 160 is ~80th percentile. A 170 is ~97th percentile.
justinin trump (29 days ago)
why is being in your early 20s so God damb expensive I'm 13 and already stressed about it
justinin trump (29 days ago)
why is law school even a thing? why can't you just major in law at university?
Dantes Gutierrez (30 days ago)
"Personal reasons" means a girl
Janhavi Bhatt (1 month ago)
Please react to legally blonde!!!🤗
Buyanbileg Takeda (1 month ago)
The question is what r you doing in front of a camera instead of arguing in court
Jessica Tremmel (1 month ago)
High school and college mock trail-er here! I was Political Science also... So cool
Dorissa Claire (1 month ago)
Can you make more videos about Mock Trial? I think a lot of it is pretty applicable to aspiring lawyers, too. For example, something like “How to Make a Good Opening Statement” would be really helpful for Mock Trial and just in general.
Be Your Own Lawyer (1 month ago)
Thanks for being real and transparent.
Connie Smith (1 month ago)
I think loading up english and writing classes helps. Being able to rapidly gather relevant information from very dry, technical sources laden with jargon is an essential skill. Regardless of what area of law you are going into there will be lots of writing as well where any mistake could hurt you or your client.
seabass1080 (1 month ago)
Why didn't you take the LSAT again
mrmanlymanguydude (1 month ago)
But what happened with the lease though?
Karen Jandres (1 month ago)
Since a child I wanted to be a lawyer but now I want to be an architect but I don’t believe it is for me now i am revisiting the idea of becoming a lawyer but now i am trying to figure out what bachelors I should get
Good4Y0u (1 month ago)
Unfortunately the major people should do in college is one where you can get a high GPA. I have a Computer Science degree, Political Science, and a Masters now and law schools do not care about your major(s) when applying (what I'm doing now) . Even with a very high Poly-Sci GPA my CS gpa was Average for my Uni, and the major is 3x the number of credits as a Political Science degree... therefore 3:1 grade ratio leaving me with a low B Undergrad GPA. Which, based on calculations I found leaves me with a 175+ to get into a T14. Yet, given my other applications (such as to graduate schools and PHd's) those same schools easily look at my applications. Back to my original advice, do a major where you know you can get a high GPA.
Matthew Shatto (1 month ago)
My brother is currently a Patent Attorney for IBM. he told me the only time he studied for the LSAT was the night before. He cracked the book open, spent an hour browsing, took the test the next day. Got a 178... SMH
reshi p (1 month ago)
Your brother is a bullshitter or a retard...why would you work in patent law with a 178
Mel Logan (2 months ago)
Hey, I have a unique question for you. How do I get into law school?
Michael Maresca (2 months ago)
First man to inherit for say the law can truly have it all is a pass and a fail all in one!
Beel (2 months ago)
You look like a model for just for men
Gabriel Babuch (24 days ago)
Zombie Maryse (2 months ago)
Charlie Uniform (2 months ago)
I never took a prep class for a standardized test. Too poor and stingy. I bought a prep book (for both the ACT and GRE) and went through each question in the book. Yes, the whole thing. When I took the actual tests, there were questions I was able to skip because I ready knew the answer from having solved that question before. I scored in the 90+ percentile in the ACT except in English (had just learned, emigrant) and for the GRE I scored 80 & 96% on Math and Verbal. Good enough to get into my program. Diligent study, kids, that's where it's at.
Ananya Upadhya (1 month ago)
Relatable. I studied only from Khan Academy for my SAT last year (after my sophomore year in high school in India), and scored a 1580 out of 1600. Keep your brain sharp and minds open kids, push yourself cause no one else can motivate you like yourselves!
David Szczesniak (2 months ago)
I really love this part of youtube, where smart people take their specialized occupational experience and share it with the world. I wonder if youtube would do more "channel groupings" of interesting content like this. I think it would fit right alongside electroBOOM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyG9_UFJVoI), standupmaths (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkt_wmRKYNQ), or tech ingredients (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LS3GQk9ETRU&t=902s). The thing about great educational content like this is that often the people that watch it are usually decently advanced in the field as well, so they can verify most of the information available. Thank you for offering up your experience and knowledge!
Bobby Jones (2 months ago)
Get a real undergrad degree; business. Either accounting or finance. You’ll learn real problem solving and know about running a business (law practice).
Aaron Adams (15 days ago)
As a lawyer with a business undergrad degree (BSBA), 100% agree with this. It also helps immensely if you want a leg up in getting a job as a transactional attorney because very few attorneys have a business background.
elmagnificodep (2 months ago)
USA Network is the Law & Order channel. It’s WWE, Law & Order, and then a small handful of their shows.
thedexterbros (2 months ago)
Do a bar exam video please! (If you haven't already.)
Tiffany Dee (2 months ago)
I heard majoring in English is good for lawyers because it teaches you how to craft an argument. You write so many argumentative essays in English.
Impetus Creations (2 months ago)
It makes sense why would anyone want to be anything that doesn't involve carrying a machine gun.
Nathan (2 months ago)
Haha wtf, I wanted to be an architect also. That did not last long either! Then, I wanted to become a lawyer in 2014 and now I will be starting law school next January :)
James Cardenas (2 months ago)
Why does a lawyer have this much time on his hands ??
reshi p (1 month ago)
They go work for coporate after 4 years if they dont want to be partner...40 hr weeks for 200-250k
F L A T L A N D (2 months ago)
is poly sci an easy major???
johnsonfromwisconsin (2 months ago)
Ma, I wanna join the Army! Rambo is educational.
Albious Konet (1 day ago)
I wanna be a pornstar, pornhub is educational 😂
Andrew Garfield (2 months ago)
Step 1: Be smart Step 2: Don’t be slow like me
Sergio Rocha (2 months ago)
Did my undergrad at UCLA, hopefully I get into UCLA's school of law
CJA Mayo (2 months ago)
Philosophy with an emphasis on logic is probably the best and most helpful degree for law school
CJA Mayo (2 months ago)
@johnson Philosophy also encompasses rhetoric. You can't put together good twists of logic (or cut down the illogic of opposing counsel) without understanding logic, and for most fields of law a good grasp of how all the ststutory and case law interacts is quite important. It seems you're thinking of trial law or even CD more specifically
johnsonfromwisconsin (2 months ago)
From a big picture, i think you are right....but I was approaching it from the point of a cynic looking for advantage. :)
J. Varni (2 months ago)
+johnsonfromwisconsin - I feel like that's a really reductive way of looking at practicing law. Why would the goal not be justice? Don't we all win when justice prevails? And if you want to achieve justice, you have to be able to approach it objectively and with sound reasoning. Law involves more than just logic, but logic is definitely at play in structuring a sound and persuasive argument. Even if your goal was only to win, you need logic to help disprove fallacious arguments from your opponent and to structure relevant arguments and counterpoints for yourself. If no one in the room is fluent in logic, you can get by without it, but if one lawyer is well versed in logic while the other isn't, the one with logic on their side can potentially use that logic to eviscerated their opponents arguments.
johnsonfromwisconsin (2 months ago)
I don't see how logic is really that helpful in lawyering. The object isn't to gravitate towards reason, the object is to win.
J. Varni (2 months ago)
I second this as a philosophy grad.
Joe W (2 months ago)
I’m 14 and already learning as much as I can. Your videos help. Thank you.
Dr. Farewell (1 day ago)
You seem to be learning the wrong things...
Classified (7 days ago)
Slysky0 lmaooo
Slysky0 (17 days ago)
If your profile picture is any indication, then yes, you have much learning to do.
Jerry Wang (2 months ago)
I'm a freshman in highschool right now, however i'm interested in going to law school in the future. Is there anything you can do in high school (extracurricular/certain classes)?
Ryan Rhee (25 days ago)
Jerry Wang mock trials and debate
Luis Velasco (2 months ago)
What about students who are currently working full time jobs, would you recommend they attend law school or would you imagine that working and being successful in law school is an impossibility or so incredibly difficult that it might as well be an impossibility?
Kasia z Wroclawia (3 months ago)
Hey James, I have a question about mock trials. I am not from the US and I know only basic things about law and judicial system in America but I know that every state has different laws and rules for lawyers. I was wondering how mock trials are conducted if you are studying law in California and competition is held in Vegas with Nevadan judge. I'm not sure if it's just in my brain but I feel like going from Californian law to Nevadan judge is like going from German law to French judge. Please correct me if I'm wrong and I would really appreciate the answer. Sorry for any language mistakes, I'm not native English speaker.
T9 Wurd (3 months ago)
Could you give some good reading recommendations for people not in law who want to understand it more
Tom Breedveld (3 months ago)
Objection! ‘Brunette’ is a French female word, so this technically doesn’t apply to you. You would be Legally Brown-Haired, or Legally Brunet, if you wish to poetically adhere to French grammar rules. Love the videos btw, keep it up!
Alchemist1330 (3 months ago)
Is a Law school outside of the T14 really a top law school...
Blake Stone (3 months ago)
Objection! A male brunette is a brunet!
Anne Reilley (3 months ago)
Saying "ah" in every sentence is distracting. It's easy to edit it out or just be careful and not say it.
Thatsprettiemuchit (3 months ago)
NYT Crossword love putting LSAT as an answer
Dr Shyho (3 months ago)
mirasga (3 months ago)
I got good grades and aced the law school entrance exam. During the interview the Asst. Dean asked me why I wanted to be a lawyer and I replied "I want to be different from the rest of my family who are into engineering and medical fields." He then told me: "You want to be different? Well, you can become acrobat instead."
Mil A (1 month ago)
+mirasga Hahaha I would have been holding my laughter too! Well done and congrats to you!
mirasga (1 month ago)
+Mil A I still got admitted to the law school. My friends, who were also being interviewed for admission with me, were trying their best not to laugh out loud. :D
Mil A (1 month ago)
Wow I can't believe you answered with that and can't believe the examiner responded with that... Did you get in somewhere or will try again next year?
Sam (3 months ago)
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Amazingly Awkward (3 months ago)
Can you not just do a law degree in the US then? Just confused as a Brit why you did a Politic Sci degree then went to Law School? I mean in the UK you have to do a couple of things before you have the chance to be on the bar but Id wager 95% have a law degree. This is just based on my year of law study in high school and what my teacher said who was an ex barrister so idk
Amazingly Awkward (3 months ago)
+F Jen_ ah OK
F Jen_ (3 months ago)
in lots of countries you need a 4-year undergrad degree before law school. it's a post-graduate degree in the US.
Siene (3 months ago)
If you look at this guy for a while, he starts to look like a simulation
Kenzie H. (3 months ago)
Do you recommend officially retaking the LSAT? Knowing that law schools can see every time you take it, is it worth the risk of retaking it?
Mr Charles (3 months ago)
Cool story. Do you still enjoy watching the old Law and Order? Have you seen Damages with Glen CLose? It's​ probably my favorite law tv show. Just discovered your channel today, great stuff.
Honey Sirachi (3 months ago)
I have no interest in law but I find your videos fascinating, thank you for telling us your experience
Honk Honk (3 months ago)
I got a 157 on my first practice LSAT. Near perfect on the logical games, meh on logical reasoning, but pretty shitty on the reading comprehension. How do I do better on the reading comprehension part? Also, how do I write a good writing sample?
Honk Honk (3 months ago)
OBJECTION at 6:55 your discussion of the LSAT is inaccurate.
SearlsTech (3 months ago)
If I score a 170+ on an LSAT does it matter that I have a 2.5 GPA in undergrad if I want to go to Ivy League Law program?
tbird dontshoot (3 months ago)
SearlsTech I don’t know what to say here.
Zalika Issiakou (3 months ago)
I have no interest in becoming a lawyer but really love your videos!
Anthea Johnson (3 months ago)
I'm not even in law school, but this is interesting!
Softy (3 months ago)
I wanted to be either a lawyer or a scientist as a kid. Sadly I also hate paperwork and reading walls of jargon. So I became a computer scientist.
Connie Smith (1 month ago)
How did that work out? Was it worth it to trade reading regulatory codes and case rulings for reading articles in peer reviewed science journals?
Elenora Daimio (3 months ago)
tl;dr : studied to death.
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Caio Almeida (3 months ago)
Honestly, if the major you choose won't help you at all in law school, why do they require it? I'm from Brazil and here we don't the undergraduate and graduate system, you just leave high school and choose whatever faculty suits you best, and if you score high enough on your exams you get in. Also, I've studied in Europe as an exchange student and it works like that there too, except for England.
Caio Almeida (2 months ago)
+Chris Grudge Yeah man, I know that, but I can't help to find it weird hahaha
Chris Grudge (2 months ago)
Caio Almeida it just how it is in USA. It’s also how medical school works here as well. Simply put, you cannot be a lawyer without a graduate level degree. It’s the standard USA set, there isn’t a particular logic to it.
John R Watters II (3 months ago)
To everyone thinking of majoring in poly sci in order to go to law school, you should know that he's absolutely right about the lack of preparation for law school, and also, in my experience, a fair number of poly sci students are f*cking unbearable. Study what you love, but Logic, Ethics, Philosophy, English Composition, there's your sweet spot if you want some electives. Imho. Full Disclosure: I had a 3.8 and my sights on Cornell, then I re-evaluated, had some drama (and a child), relaxed a little, graduated with a  3.4 and took a 157 LSAT to a regional with a sweet scholarship, happy af. So, take it how you will. Also: "Best law school" is subjective. I encourage all of you to truly understand this concept. With all of the above, I was able to join a nationally-respected, championship-caliber trial team, because that's what I was personally concerned with. Another example: When was the last time you were talking about the best law schools and someone said Stetson? Yet, they are destroying schools in tournaments across the nation. I've witnessed it. And I have seen Harvard barely show up. "Best law school" is subjective.
Victor Lopez (3 months ago)
I’m not even a pre-law student and I’m subbed! Good stuff!
Harpo Mason (3 months ago)
So much discrimination in the judicial has transformed it from a system of Justice into an incredible accusation industry where the monetary bottom line has become more important than finding the truth. Most (not all) Police, prosecutors, Jails and jailers care not about the guilt or innocence of those they lock up. Their budgets are determined by body counts. The poor and ignorant are constantly sheared like sheep through uncivil theft made legal by calling it civil forfeiture. The indigent are considered the ineffective and un-resourceful. Easy targets for those who police for profit. Overstepping constitutional boundaries is commonplace and not even hidden anymore. Arrogance backed by color of law running ruck-shod over the rights of the private people. They are doing all they can to outlaw having a private identity and therefor being able to claim any private rights at all. I am told to identify myself but also told to go to a government agency (department of public safety) to get the only identity document they will accept. No one at that agency building knows who I am. I cannot be accurately identified by people who do not know me. I have walked into the public safety office and asked to be identified and no one could even tell me my name, much less where i live or what my occupation is. Statutory law is nothing more than the will of the tyrants who do not want you to identify yourself. They want to coerce you into letting them identify you as a slave who consented to all the unlawful actions they wish to use in order to legalize their tyrannical actions against you. A fine is a tax on the product of your future time of life. Can you agree to give them something that does not yet exist? You may be hit by a bus and not have a tomorrow. This would eliminate your compensation for your future work. That is what the accusation industry is after. your future before it exist or they take the product of your past. Taking the present is done by placing you in jail. That covers the evil nature of the injustice system. The Judicial is an incredible accusation industry designed to steal your past, present and future time of life and the product thereof. This experiment in civil self governance needs a reset button. Because the reasonable expectation of privacy in this day and age has been eliminated by immoral public policy. Blessings, love and respect without prejudice sent from the exclusively private political asylum of The Honorable Lord Winston McKinney's Kingdom of Heaven on earth. A legal jurisdiction outside of every lawless earthly societies subject matter jurisdiction. The only lawful place I feel safe is under the protective custody of my father in heaven.
Speciosa (3 months ago)
OBJECTION! You sir are mistaking about when you said police are not allowed to carry machine guns. That all depends on what state you work in. Here in Alaska our local PD issues a colt M4A1 to every officer. Fun rifles to shoot I'll say that. Little late now but still thought it was revelant. Great video!
Jemma Hall (3 months ago)
Billy Flynn made me wanna be a lawyer
Jemma Hall (3 months ago)
so did elle woods
Bob Crane (3 months ago)
Review the TV show Boston Legal
Adam Rassi (3 months ago)
You're a Bruin... boooooo 👎👎👎 fight on, Trojans ✌and yes, I did go to SC for grad school. Kidding aside, what they dont know is that UCLA was my first choice for undergrad. UCLA Law and Medical are as good as you can get. Happy I stumbled upon your channel and even though, technically, you're the enemy, Ill keep watching.
Kundai Gotore (3 months ago)
Sounds like a character from American Psycho
Quantumly (3 months ago)
OMG!!! I'm a Freshman at UCLA as well! 😂😂😂 I literally just started watching your channel after the fall quarter instruction begins (today)
Islam is cancer (3 months ago)
LSAT doesn't require months of practice to pass. It's an IQ test which doesn't require any prior knowledge and unfortunately two months of practice aren't enough to significantly alter your IQ. Some practice is necessary to become familiar with the format of the test but two months every day seems excessive. After some practice the score will plateau at your IQ level. Anyway, your score was quite impressive, measuring your IQ at over 130. As a side note, top schools aren't at the top because they're the best. They're at the top because they select only the most brilliant of minds.
Islam is cancer (21 days ago)
+Gabriel Babuch I'm tired of talking to low IQ people like you. Have a nice day.
Gabriel Babuch (21 days ago)
+Islam is cancer But it's not an IQ test, because it doesn't measure intelligence. It's more a measure of hard work than anything. Have you even taken or studied for the LSAT? Does that compute?
Islam is cancer (21 days ago)
+Gabriel Babuch Who cares if it's accurate or not? I was arguing that LSAT is an IQ test, not that it's fucking accurate. Does that compute?
Gabriel Babuch (22 days ago)
+Islam is cancer Are you illiterate, or simply pretending to be? IQ doesn't accurately measure anything! IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT IT'S SUPPOSED TO MEASURE. IT DOESN'T MEASURE IT ACCURATELY.
Islam is cancer (22 days ago)
+Gabriel Babuch Problem solving ability = IQ.
Chuckwagon 524 (3 months ago)
Not quite an objection but seems to me the best undergrad major would be something in relation to the type of law you want to pursue. Accident attorneys may want a pre-med background, copyright attorneys maybe engineering, contrsct lawyers maybe business. Since a lot of lawyers might end up on their own, some marketing knowledge might be helpful, but obviously there are people you can pay to do that.
Matthew Nicholson (3 months ago)
Add-on (not objection)- It was TNT.. this was back when TBS showed 007 marathons on many holiday weekends. (we affectionately called them 'The Bond Station'..! )
Horvath Economics (3 months ago)
I don't even know how I got in Yale LS
sw0rdz (3 months ago)
I have a degree in Computer Science & Mathematics. Some of the LSAT questions remind me of the logic courses I took. Some of them can even be answered using a truth table.
Kronus (3 months ago)
Majored in statistics, and now thinking of going into law school, andand yes a lot of the logic is similar
hajira zia. (3 months ago)
Right here from a lawyer in Pakistan- enjoy watching these videos! thank you for uploading👍
Adam Ryan (3 months ago)
Why are there barristers and solicitors in UK/Ireland and not in US?
Sheriff Industries (3 months ago)
Adam Ryan Barristers deal in open court while solicitors are not permitted to plead cases in open court. Barristers deal with clients through their solicitors.
Rafael Cabrera (3 months ago)
NIGGA i live in a THIRD WORLD country, damn i hate living here
Personally, I don't think UCLA is “one of the best law schools in the country”
Jacqueline (3 months ago)
I'll give you credit; at least you refined your original comment ("UCLA is not one of the top law schools by any stretch of the imagination") and qualified it by editing it as, "Personally, I don't think..." I'm curious -- are you a law student or are you just an outsider to the legal field? I must imagine it is the latter. Also, do you understand that every year, a third of UCLA Law students are recruited by big law firms (i.e. firms that pay $190,000 starting salaries)? Why would they recruit from UCLA to such a proportion if UCLA is not a top law school? The way you phrased your explanation makes me think you must be joking or trolling me.
USNR ranked it number 16, which means that it's not one of the bests. It doesn't matter if it's ranked number 15 or number 500. The cutoff is at T14. You can't claim to be one of the bests if there is an entire league above you.
Jacqueline (3 months ago)
Uhh...Dude, UCLA Law is ranked between 15 to 17 consistently each year by US News & World Report. Last year, it was tied with Georgetown Law. There are over 200 ABA-accredited law schools, so of course UCLA is a top law school. It's not T-14, but it's a Top 20 law school.
Joshua Flashman (3 months ago)
Cops actually are allowed to carry machine guns. Depends entirely on the department and unit.
markus mechner (3 months ago)
Did you went to gender studies in UCLA?
Corrie De Beer (4 months ago)
why dont you do a video on what the difference between a lawyer and an attorney.
Tyler Channell (4 months ago)
Question: if every law school teaches the same thing essentially, why does the ranking matter?
Tyler Channell (24 days ago)
+Gabriel Babuch I know. I'm prepping for the test now. And I see where all my past studying has failed me. It is pretty learnable, and I do see myself understanding more. Right now, I'm just aiming to get a decent enough score to get into law school
Gabriel Babuch (24 days ago)
+Tyler Channell If you want to go to a really good law school, like a law school that has oomph and credibility, as you said, 165+ is a must. Are the 140s from practice tests, or from the actual LSAT? In any case, you need to prep HARD if you want to get a high score, because the LSAT is a learnable, and pretty much only a learnable, test––meaning no matter how intelligent someone is, they will have to prep a decent amount beforehand.
reshi p (1 month ago)
+Tyler Channell if you can a good scholarship....a govt law job is a good shout
Tyler Channell (3 months ago)
+Jacqueline thank you
Jacqueline (3 months ago)
Because law firms (the top ones, at least) are extremely elitist. They only recruit from 1) top law schools and 2) top students from those top law schools. For instance, about a third of UCLA Law students go into big law compared to a lower-ranked school in LA (e.g. Southwestern Law) where only 1-2 percent are recruited into big law. Big law jobs currently start at $190,000 whereas a lot of small firms only pay $50,000 to $65,000 initially.
UltimateAveda (4 months ago)
How do you not have millions of views?! This is really a great video. Thumbs up! :)
Christian Romano (4 months ago)
Objection: a paralegal degree from a community college will teach you essentially everything you learn in the first year of law school, plus you can work in a firm earning yourself some great experience!
Really Nigga (2 months ago)
Paralegal degree (2yrs) then complete a bachelors (2 more years) in legal studies should be a great plan. Then of to law school and by then you should have at least 3 years experience in the field. Seems like a great plan to me.
Amazingly Awkward (3 months ago)
I agree with this, did a lot of research about becoming a paralegal myself
Denise Crane (3 months ago)
Excellent point! I have a paralegal degree and it gives you a fundamental understanding of what you'd learn in law school. Of course, you will go much more in-depth and paralegals are not lawyers, but going into law school with a great grasp on the different types of law and how to do briefs, legal research, arguments, etc. will do nothing but help you and put you ahead of your peers.
Christian Romano (3 months ago)
Obviously, but you could also say that a paralegal who spent a few years working in a specialized field of law will know more about that particular area than a recent graduate ( because you learn the actual practice instead of hypothetical theory). And so if you already know what area of law you want to practice in working as a paralegal in that field can certainty give you a comparative advantage over your peers. Furthermore, don't quote me on this, but if you work as a paralegal for x amount of years you can become eligible to take the bar exam.
Ini Ade (3 months ago)
long run though u can't compare lawyers to paralegals
James (4 months ago)
Great video! I’m glad I came across your channel! If I were to attend a regional law school ranked in the 90s but landed a job at DLA Piper or Cooley llp, would the lower tier school still be a hurdle if I moved to LA a couple years later and applied to another big firm? Thank you.
Johnny6767g (4 months ago)
Lawyers can carry machine guns?!
Obesno0 (4 months ago)
If anyone tries to tell them they can't they would make a 7 hour explanation that doesn't really prove their point but causes the opposite party to agree with them anyway.
Darren Shebell (4 months ago)
You didn't make it into Harvard!!!! No Pearson, Specter & Litt law firm practicing for you!!!!!
Islam is cancer (3 months ago)
They're a bunch of hacks anyway.
Giulia Zanini (4 months ago)
Can you do a video explaining how law school works in USA? I’m from Brazil and I attend law school here. I assume it’s very different since we follow the civil law and you guys the common law.

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