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Well I've wanted to be a lawyer for some time now, and my brother said that it would look good for graduate law school admissions if I was part of the Mock Trial Team in college. He said I should also join my high school's mock trial team so I can get prepared (apparently the college team is much more competitive).
The question I have is, is it really that important? Does it really help lawyers in the future? Most stuff you learn in high school and college that pertains to law is fairly useless (law electives, political science, pre-law major, etc), so I was kind of iffy about this one. And not only that, does it really matter if you were in the mock trial team or not? I thought law schools were big on the whole "course diversity" aspect, with a lot of Engineering and Physics majors attending law schools.
I've never tried it, but I'm pretty sure I'd have real fun if I joined my high school team at least, whether I end up being a lawyer or not. I'm currently in my school's Ethics Team, so I have experience in debate/public speaking/critical thinking/etc.