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What is Corporate Law?
Many schools offer pre-law programs for students wishing to study law. This way, aspiring lawyers can use their undergraduate education to familiarize themselves with topics that will be helpful in their legal careers.
Once students have completed their bachelor's degree in their desired (and relevant) field of study, they may begin to apply to law school. From here, admission requires the submission of a student's undergraduate academic transcripts and Law School Admission Test (LSAT) scores. Due to the competitiveness of law school, students with high test scores and college GPA's usually have a better chance of admission.
Once in law school, law students wishing to become corporate attorneys will begin their specialized legal education. This will help students work toward earning their necessary Juris Doctor (J.D.) in law. Many aspiring corporate attorneys will simultaneously earn their J.D and MBA degrees, in order to pursue a dual-degree in business and law.
Top 3 Ranked Law Programs In U.S.A. 2016
Southern Methodist University
Full-time tuition & fees for the SMU Dedman School of Law are $49,962 per year. However, students looking to earn a degree as a part-time student will be paying an amount of $37,472 per year, for tuition & fees.
Due to SMU's outstanding program, the law school had a pass rate of 84.85% from its' first-time takers of the Bar Exam in July of 2015.
A Typical Day for Corporate Attorneys
Depending on the busyness of the day, who the clients are, and what the legal matter is, corporate attorneys' work houses can vary. On busy days, it is common for a corporate attorney to be at the office anywhere from 8:00 A.M. to 2:00 A.M. On more moderate days, attorneys will find themselves at the office from around 9:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.