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What high school courses should I be focusing on if I want to become a lawyer?

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Lawyers study and interpret points of law to advise clients of their rights and legal obligations, and represent client interests in legal transactions and proceedings.

Here are some high school subjects that will help you on that path.

  • English Language Arts
  • Health, Recreation and Human Services
    • Legal Studies
  • Science
  • Social Studies

Don't forget to tell your teachers and counsellors that this is a career path you're interested in. They'll be able to help keep you pointed in the right direction as you finish high school.

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