The Juris Doctor (JD) degree is required to practice law in the United States. It is considered the first degree in law and usually involves three years (six semesters) of unrelenting academic effort and intense dedication. A part-time degree program, when available, usully takes four-years.
Attending law school should not be consideredr unless, at the very least, there are signs that law school holds promise for you. Two related signs ar that you will be attending a respectable law school and doing well on the LSAT. Also think and investigate thoroughly the future employment situation for law school graduates and your ability to repay what may be three more years of student debt.
Also consider the words (see below) of Davy Crockett, the former 'king of the wild frontier."
Davy Crockett (1786-1836) gave some advice which may be relevant to someone choosing a degree:
Be always sure you are right, then go ahead.
Since the word always makes the statement too restrictive, we prefer to delete always giving us: Be sure you are right, then go ahead.
A ROYAL ROAD TO LAW SCHOOL
Choose the right courses taught by the right instructors.
Although law schools say there are no particular courses in any discipline that will especially aid an application, they often recommend courses that emphasize comprehension, analysis, and writing. Take courses in which you can reasonable expect to earn at least a grade of B.
Earn excellent grades
The appropriate time to begin working on having an impressive grade point average is before the semester begins the first day that you are in a course that awards a grade and college credit (this may be while you are in high school). Always make sure that you choose the most appropriaate courses with the best possible instructors. This may involve switching courses and instructors during the drop-add period. Many colleges make student evaluations of professors, sometimes called SPOT (Student Perception of Teaching) available to students.