Law degrees

Main article: Juris Doctor
See also: Law school in the United States


Law school in the United States is a postgraduate level program which lasts three years and results in the awarding of the Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree. Some schools in Louisiana also award the Bachelor of Civil Law (B.C.L.) together with the J.D. In order to get admitted to a United States American Bar Association (ABA) approved law program a prospective student must take the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) and have graduated with, at least, a four-year undergraduate (bachelor's) degree in any major.[1] There are 196 ABA approved law schools to choose from, which can make the decision process difficult.[2]