What are good courses to take if you want to become a lawyer?
Question Details: I am entering the high school next year. I am 14 and really interested in becoming a lawyer. I love to argue my point. My high school offers a criminal justice program. Would this be a good program for being a lawyer? It also comes with a lot of credits to Brown University.
Criminal justice courses would be good. Writing courses would be very useful, especially ones with persuasive or expository writing, where you have to support your writing with evidence: lawyers do a lot of writing and research. Governmental courses can be useful. Anything involving debating or oral presentations would be good, for arbitration, court, etc., so debate club, model U.N., etc. And if there is a substantive area of the law in which you are interested, classes relating to that area (e.g. forensics for criminal law; science for patent law; etc.).