The legal profession is central to the proper functioning of a modern democracy.  Many students are attracted to this field because it offers professional status, attractive salaries, and  intellectual stimiulation.  But before you commit to an expensive couse of legal studies, you should make sure that the legal profession is really for you.

There are many resources available on the web to help you learn about the legal profession.

The American Bar Association — The professional organization for America's lawyers. Their website is probably the best online source of information about the legal profession.

The Harvard Law School Program on the Legal Profession — A program that works to increase understanding of the structures and norms of the legal professionin America.

Law School Admissions Council – The LSAC offers an overview of the most important legal subfields.