A law school is an educational establishment specializing in professional law education, usually involving at least one component dedicated to the study of the law as a whole, and usually affiliated as a component of a larger system for becoming an attorney in a given jurisdiction. Law schools are colleges or universities that educate law students. Most law schools have their own distinctive features, but many share common characteristics. Students who wish to become lawyers need to enroll at a law school where they can learn the same type of law as those who will be graduating with them, whether that be substantive or case law.
There are typically four types of degree programs offered at law schools. The first two are the Bachelor of Arts Degrees (BA); and can be from two to four years long and are usually offered through either community colleges or universities. The Bachelor of Science Degree (BSD) is usually for those individuals who wish to be licensed attorneys, but do not wish to pursue a Bachelors of Arts degree in law. The last degree is the Master of Science Degree (MSD). It normally takes longer to receive than the other two, and is usually only awarded to law students who have already earned their law degrees.
Attending law school does not guarantee that a student will become a solicitor, but the number of law school graduates perishing in a lifetime is very low. The likelihood of being a successful law student depends on the student himself, as well as the teacher. Law school teachers must be able to instill in their students the knowledge needed for a successful law career, both prior to and after law school. Students who are not given the proper tools and resources needed to succeed in a law school classroom environment are likely to fail in their careers. Attending law school at an accredited university is the best way to guarantee a successful career after law school.