Before embarking on a career involving hard work and dedication to the law, thoroughly investigate your career decision. A law degree can provide you with many different career opportunities, some of which do not involve the actual practice of law. Regardless of the specific direction you intend to take after the receipt of your J.D (Juris Doctorate) you should attempt to determine if you would be suited to and enjoy the study of law.
- Try to take an undergraduate course that gives you some exposure to law
- Visit law schools and sit in on a class (most law school admissions offices will set this up for you.)
- Talk with law students, attorneys, and judges
- Visit courtrooms and observe trials
- Read articles and books on the study of law and the legal profession