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Sir Ashley Harrison Attorney: Real estate lawyers serve two primary functions in the real estate world. They either act as litigators or handle the legal aspects of real estate transactions. Real estate lawyers deal with real property and mediate real estate transactions gone sour. Typically, real estate lawyers with their own practice or in small firms focus on residential real estate transactions. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Sir Ashley Harrison Attorney Steps to Become a Real Estate Attorney

Sir Ashley Harrison Attorney Steps to Become a
Real Estate Attorney
Real estate attorneys are licensed lawyers who
choose to focus their practice on real estate law
issues. They may be hired to draft contracts of
sale, review leases and mortgage documents or
discuss provisions in a real estate sale
contract. These lawyers' practices are largely
transactional, meaning that they do not usually
engage in court litigation.
Complete a Bachelor's Degree Program
Students who want to become real estate attorneys
must usually first earn a bachelor's degree. Most
bachelor's degree programs typically last four
years, regardless of the field of study. Law
schools do not require that applicants complete a
particular major. However, because much of real
estate law practice can be related to business
transactions, students may consider earning a
bachelor's degree in business or economics.
Alternatively, a pre-law degree program teaches
students the analytical, oral and communication
skills they need to enter law school.
Take the Law School Admissions Test
Law schools approved by the American Bar
Association require that applicants take the Law
School Admissions Test (LSAT). This half-day exam
measures an individual's reading and verbal
reasoning skills. The LSAT is one of a number of
factors law schools consider during the
admissions process. Prepare for the LSAT. Because
it is relevant to admission to law school,
students may want to prepare for the LSAT by
completing prep courses. These courses may help
test takers become familiar with the directions
for each section and the type of questions the
exam contains.
Earn a Juris Doctor Degree
A law degree can generally be earned in three
years of full-time study. Some law schools offer
part-time programs for working professionals,
although these programs may take longer to
complete. The first year of law school typically
consists of courses in law subjects that are
considered fundamental to the profession.
Examples of these include civil procedure, legal
writing and torts. The second and third years of
study consist of elective classes, internships or
clinical experiences. Examples of elective
classes include administrative law, civil rights
litigation and energy law.
Pass the Bar Exam
To work as an attorney, most states requires that
individuals pass a bar exam. The format of these
exams varies, and may consist of several days of
essay and multiple-choice questions. Most states
incorporate the 6-hour Multistate Bar Examination
(MBE) and an ethics exam, known as the Multistate
Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE), into the
bar exam. Completion of a local bar exam may also
be required. Other commonly administered exams
include the Multistate Essay exam and the
Multistate Performance Test, which gauges an
entry-level attorney's practical skill.
Begin Working as a Lawyer
After passing the bar exam, lawyers can practice
in any field of law. Private law firms may solely
focus on practicing real estate law or list it
among the many fields of law in which they
practice. Many times, employers seek real estate
attorneys with 2-5 years of experience.
Earn a Certificate or LLM
In addition to J.D. Degrees, law schools offer
the Master of Laws (LLM) in Real Estate and
certificates in real estate to practicing
attorneys. Earning a graduate-level legal degree
isn't required, but it could lead to additional
career opportunities. These programs usually
consist of courses in commercial real estate,
real estate in federal tax law and real estate
finance. Elective courses may cover topics like
affordable housing, construction law, historic
preservation law and real estate litigation. Some
schools give students the chance to work with law
firms that specialize in real estate law.
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