How do people become a Judge?

How can a person become a Judge in Court of Law?

How are Jury members selected?

How does this process vary from country to country.

Pls do not copy paste from websites. Thanks

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Higher education, and your dedication to it is along the pathway to becoming a judge. First, get a law degree. The basic law degree is call a J.D. (Juris Doctor) though it is not a doctoral level degree. In order to get a J.D. you have to have a bachelors degree from an institute of higher education. The pre-law program is largely a thing of the past, so look at political science, and other related fields. I am not saying that there is a mandatory pre-requisite bachalaureate path to follow, but most law schools have that information available.

    When you are in your senior year of college, apply to take and then take a test called the LSAT (law school aptitude test). Law schools look at this test score, your GPA (grade point average) and the quality of school that you attended. Some schools get more in-depth than that, some less, but that is the average.

    Go to law school. Graduate and then take your state bar licensing exam. Every state has certain requirements, some have reciprocity, some don't, it just depends on the state you are in. When you pass the bar test you can officially practice law under your name.

    Different states have different ways of becoming judges. Some are appointed, some are elected. Either way this involves being involved in your state's political party system. Federal judges are appointed by congress for life-a good deal if you can make it to that level of political involvement. There is a political philosopher named John Locke that would be worth studying if you wanted to know more about where our country's underlying political processes come from.

    The advanced degrees in law are Called the LL.M and DCL. The LL.M is a Master's degree in that law specialty, like banking law, or import/export law. The DCL is a Doctor of Comparitive Laws, and this is a highly specialized degree. Some find it easier to get a J.D. and then to go to a Ph.D program.

    Jury members are selected in a process called voir dere. There is a pool of prospective jurors, people who come from all walks and stations in life, and usually there is a general agreement that being on a jury is an invasion of their private lives, and while true it is also part of the price we pay for some constitutional gaurantees, like being tried by a jury of your peers. Some jury pools are selected by voting registration, or by drivers license information, or tax registers, whatever the way it is largely a random process. Then when a jury trial is called for, the pool of jurors come in and they are asked questions by the judge, and by the lawyers. Usually the questions asked have something to do with prior knowledge of the issue being tried, do they know the defendant, and do they have a moral issue with what is being trie in court that day.

    I'm not sure how this process varies from country to country as a lot of countries don't use a jury system. That would be a good thesis question for your DCL dissertation.

    Source(s): B.S. Political Science, 7 years experience law enforcement, a one time law school aspirant (a judge talked me out of it).
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Frequent the court scenes. Make friends with the Lawyers, Solictors, accept offers of trial by

    Jury! You might just be appointed a judge if you don't offend anyone! Or write to a Judge like Judge Judy.. compliment the Judge sincerely and tell her or him that you are interested in becoming a Judge you'll likely get some good help that way! There might be other ways.. maybe be a Judge's secretary for a while might help!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The process will depend on what nation you live in.

    In the US judges are either elected or selected depending on what position as judge ( there are many types of judges)

    You have to first be a attoreny (lawyer who is licenced with the Bar of the State in which you are to be an judge)

    Jury memebers are called from a list ( each state has its own rules on how that list is made up) they are questioned by both attorneys and there is a procdure to allow or disquality certain jurors.

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    4 years ago

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  • Zelda
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    In the U.S.

    To become a judge, you have to go to law school and pass the bar. It backs up a little from there because in order to take the bar, you have to pass a background check, i.e. no felonies for sure! They want to know your entire driving record (actually a print out has to be provided). It is easier to become a judge than an attorney! Once you finally pass the whole attorney schooling and testing, running for judge is nothing.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    well firstly i don't think you are able to become one if you don't even know that you have to go to law school like for 10 yrs then qualify as a lawyer then you will have to be elected to the board to become a judge which will take like another 20years. jury selected by defence and prosecution in most countries it applies for both.

  • Enigma
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    you have to study law to be a judge

    judges are elected by the citizens

    jurys are picked out of a list of residents of the county who have clean records and show up at court to be hand picked by the lawyers

    it's all a part of civil service

  • 1 decade ago

    to be a judge in most cases, especially on the federal level, you have to be crooked as a dogs hind leg and be a card carrying member of the ACLU be open to bribes and worship satan. I think that qualifies you to be a member of congress also.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You have to be a lawer first....in most cases I think..... and if you have no criminal record what so ever I think a computer slects potential jurors and you fill out a packet and send it back... and then staff picks who is most eliglbe for the trail....some one who wont take sides and someone whos not bias towards anything in the case.....

  • Matt
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    There's an special internet course you can take.

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