Do you have to be extremely good at English to become a lawyer?

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harlz_chalamet
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I am only 14 but I like to think in advance. I would love to become a lawyer but I'm not the best at English .
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No.
But you do have to be able to communicate very clearly, calmly, have strong comprehension skills and be able to cope under pressure.
Good luck!
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(Original post by harlz_chalamet)
I am only 14 but I like to think in advance. I would love to become a lawyer but I'm not the best at English .
Nope, but it helps to be literate as a lot of it is focused on understanding information and then composing advice.
As you are 14 then I would suggest you have time to improve your English, increase your vocabulary and broaden your reading skills.
Plenty of time to improve.

Read broadsheets, watch the news, read books. If you come across a word you dont understand look it up.
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It helps.
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You can easily go into Law without having prodigal talent for English. That said, you need to be competent enough to get a decent grade at GCSE. For A level, you can take essay subjects that aren't English.

Quite a few of my friends who did Law at Edinburgh disliked studying English, but they were competent enough to get a decent grade. They mostly did stuff like History, Religious Studies etc at A levels instead of English. :hat2:
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(Original post by harlz_chalamet)
I am only 14 but I like to think in advance. I would love to become a lawyer but I'm not the best at English .
Not really but remember you are only 14! You may change your mind about your career.
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(Original post by harlz_chalamet)
I am only 14 but I like to think in advance. I would love to become a lawyer but I'm not the best at English .
The easiest way to get better at writing English academically is just by reading books! You'd be surprised at how much you pick up if you just started to read at least once a week- and it can literally be anything! Maybe even try to watch more educative videos: TED talks are the best for this and you can learn about a variety of topics and learn a few specialist terms. Honestly it's your determination that really matters- good luck! ))
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