Making the decision to go to become a lawyer in the state of Tennessee isn’t one that should be made without a lot of thought and research. A career as an attorney can be extremely rewarding but does take a lot of commitment both time and financially.
Below is a summary of the process of becoming a lawyer in Tennessee.
- Graduate from college with your choice of undergraduate degree.
- Take the LSAT and fill out applications for law school.
- Enroll and successfully graduate from law school.
- Study hard and pass the bar examination.
- Participate in the ethics exam and upon passing be sworn in as an attorney.
Becoming a lawyer in the state of Tennessee is a 7 year (3 year post grad) commitment. But if the legal field is one that excites and intrigues you then there is no better career choice for you. [wp_campaign_1]
Tennessee Rules Of Professional Conduct:
“A lawyer is an expert in law pursuing a learned art in service to clients and in the spirit of public service and engaging in these pursuits as part of a common calling to promote justice and public good. Essential characteristics of the lawyer are knowledge of the law, skill in applying the applicable law to the factual context, thoroughness of preparation, practical and prudential wisdom, ethical conduct and integrity, and dedication to justice and the public good. “
Full legal document can be read here.
Getting Accepted Into a Tennessee Law School.
Your grade point average in college and scores on the LSAT are the two major determining factors for admission to most law schools.
Popular Law Schools In The State Of Tennessee.
Below is a list of law schools in Tennessee actively accepting applications each year.
University of Tennessee College of Law
915 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville 37996
Phone: (865) 974-1000
Memphis State University, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
3715 Central Ave, Memphis 38152
Phone: (901) 678-2421
Nashville School of Law
4013 Armory Oaks Drive, Nashville 37204
Phone: (615) 256-3684
Vanderbilt University Law School
131 21st Ave. South, Nashville 37203-1181
Phone: (615) 322-2615
Why Is Law School In Tennessee & The Bar Exam Necessary?
Without a license to practice law in Tennessee, a person cannot give legal advice, represent persons in court, or handle many other legal matters.