How to Become a Lawyer

Recorded Tuesday, December 8 at 11:00 PM

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About this livestream


For those interested in a career in law, Elias Miller will cover everything you need to know about the field.

Tune in to learn all about how to become a lawyer, such as the skills and education that are necessary for the job. We will also be covering the salary and tasks that are typical of a lawyer career.

Don't miss this opportunity to have all your questions about a career in law answered!

Your host

Undergrad College: Harvard University '17

Major: Music

Graduate College: University of Michigan, M.M.

Work Experience: Now in my fourth year at CollegeVine, I have helped dozens of students gain acceptance to their top-choice schools and have also advised and mentored thousands more through my livestreams. Apart from my work at CV, I am also a professional conductor and a multi-instrumentalist. I currently serve as the music director of the Apollo Ensemble of Boston, and I have led symphonic concerts and operatic productions throughout the United States.

My Admissions Story: Initially interested in pursuing a career as a performing cellist, I applied almost exclusively to music schools with dual and double degree options and ultimately enrolled in the Tufts University/New England Conservatory Dual Degree Program. Unhappy with the combined program and worried I'd never feel like I was fully a student at either school, I logged back into in October of my freshman year. I can't say I went about the transfer process in the smartest way (I only applied to two schools!), but Harvard miraculously accepted me (or 'excepted me' as I wrote in a celebratory Facebook post that day - no one ever let me live that one down), and the rest was history.

Audience questions

These are questions from the audience that we had time to answer during the live session. If you have any other questions, you can request an answer from Elias and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
7:50@anonymous:So the salaries depend on what kind of lawyer you are?
16:49@anonymous:Are you able to get your masters degree and then move onto law school?
17:16@anonymous:Would you submit if you have Math 2 score of 740? I am planning to apply to College of Liberal Science.
18:20@anonymous:To be a Government Official, would you start off a lawyer after completing law school? If so, what type-
19:33@anonymous:Can you go over good undergrad schools?
25:23@anonymous:Can I get a internship related to law if I major in business for undergrad?
26:29@anonymous:What’s a good gpa?
27:48@MohidBasha:Can you major in a STEM degree and still go to law school?
28:44@anonymous:What kind of lawyer would combine both business and law?
29:39@anonymous:Which schools have grade inflation?
31:06@gshin:At what age can you start job shadowing?
31:26@anonymous:Is having a 4.0 GPA since middle school, good for law school?
31:46@anonymous:If you are passionate about activism and change, what lawyer would you be?
39:18@anonymous:Is Seattle a good hotspot?
39:34@anonymous:Is doing Key Club at high school a good extracurricular for law school?
40:15@anonymous:How much hours do you study a week when studying law?
40:55@gshin:Can you enjoy law without enjoying debate?
41:28@anonymous:Would the process be different if you go to college abroad?
41:59@anonymous:What are some good HBCU's for undergraduate college that can prepare you for Law School?
42:31@MohidBasha:What are the best law firms/corporations to work for?
43:13@anonymous:What if you don't like learning about US History?
43:45@MohidBasha:Will lawyers be in demand? Whenever I search up lawyer jobs I get information about how there aren't enough jobs and too many lawyers?
44:50@anonymous:What skills should you have early on that point toward a law major?
45:25@AaliyahWilliams3:I plan on being an English major before I go to law school, what do you think of that? I know a lot do that, but I also hear that it's not good. I love English so I really want to do that for my under grad but I also rlly want to be a lawyer
46:16@anonymous:As a high school student can you get into a good law school without experience?
46:48@MohidBasha:I plan on majoring in finance, can I still somehow get into law school and become a lawyer if I decide that I do not want to work in finance later on?
48:04@fl2023:Can you go to law school with a masters?


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