Who says a Lawyer Needs Law School?

"law readers" -- people who study law in offices or judges' chambers rather than classrooms. California, Vermont, Virginia and Washington allow law readers to take bar exams after three or four years in apprenticeships registered with the state. Three other states -- New York, Maine and Wyoming -- let non-law school graduates take bar exams if they have a combination of office study and law school experience.
[See details of each state at: "A Glance at Different State Bar Rules."]

So, it's a myth that one must go through law school or even college to become a lawyer. It is prefectly OK to become a lawyer without any formal education.