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Exploring the Legal Profession

The most common path to the legal profession is through pursuing a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree. Pursuing a J.D. requires a significant investment of time and financial resources, and, as such, we encourage you to carefully consider whether pursuing a law degree is the right choice for you. Browse our Resources and Ways to Explore sections for more information. 

When deciding whether or not law school is the right path for you, it’s important to thoroughly research and evaluate the cost of law school. Read this 2020 Report by the The ABA Young Lawyers Division to learn more about the potential impacts of student debt on young lawyers.