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A good education, internships and proper licensing should be sought after by those interested in entering the immigration law career field.
It is also worth mentioning that although there are no undergraduate programs for lawyers, potential law candidates—particularly those interested in immigration law—are advised to take classes involving various social studies and humanities.
The education process for an immigration lawyer can be a long journey that starts with an undergraduate degree. Upon obtaining an undergraduate degree, a prospective immigration lawyer is eligible to take the LSAT—the Law School Admission Test—which allows potential law students to apply for law school.
Once finished with law school, the student will obtain a juris doctor degree, which allows for the ability to take the State’s bar exam. Passing the exam is necessary to be a certified lawyer.
Strong research and writing ability is highly recommended for immigration lawyers, as each individual case requires a great deal of research into the individual client’s background.
Some immigration law students choose to pursue a criminal justice degree to fulfill their undergraduate studies, as courses pertaining to law enforcement will aid in future lawyerly duties. An immigration law student may take upwards of 7 years to graduate before becoming a lawyer. Read the rest of this entry »