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Oh yes I think they do have to be smart. Not necessarily "genius" level, but smart. And the ones who do a lot of courtroom work have to be very good with public speaking, and reading people, etc. All of the concepts that I've read within the field of law, I don't find to be all that difficult. However I couldn't handle the courtroom work. I'm not that much of a "vocal" person and I'm not much into public speaking. So it wouldn't be for me.0
I think lawyers are smart within their subject, just like doctors are smart ruin their subject. I feel that lawyers are very socially intelligent. It requires a great social intelligence to find the exact wording of legal policy, piece together a narrative using evidence and testimony, and convince an audience that something did or did not violate the specific wording of the policy the way that you interpret it.0
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Not particularly no. I think some fields do require some more levels of intelligence which is more categories. Mathematical and critical thinking for more finance and engineering fields, emotional intelligence, charisma and critical thinking will lead into more political fields and legal fields.
They’re definitely not something anyone can just pick up and do but that’s for any career0
there's lots of people that graduated law school, but still can't maintain the speed limit on a highway, can't walk a straight line down the sidewalk, post dumb shit online and live think the gov't has their best interest in mind. They're dumbasses like everyone else0
If it was easy lawyers wouldn't be a expensive as they are now lol yes they are seen as a intellectual job1
Not at all. They're just people willing to memorize enough law to pass tests. It doesn't make you intelligent. I've heard lawyers ask the most dumb common sence questions.0
Probably not hard to do but hard to do well in. It's much like high school, sure you can get your high school diploma but you might get low marks.0
I've never been overly impressed with attorneys or law students, who struck me as snobbish. I'm not saying that this is the case with you, and things may have changed since I completed grad school (1984).
In several states a person can take the bar exam without going to law school. I'm a retired civil engineer, and I know that without a with a BS degree in engineering or a related field (chemistry would be one) you cannot take the Fundamentals of Engineering Examination, much less the more complex Principles and Practice of Engineering Examination, both of which are required to become a licensed engineer.