While some judges have only a bachelor’s degree or have been elected to the office without attending law school, they are in the minority. (But that doesn’t mean they aren’t people, too.) If you’re interested in judging people - and perhaps you already have some practical experience in that department - you should just go ahead and plan on getting your law degree. You will also likely need to gain some political support in order to be appointed. Get the Kennedys in your court and you’re a shoo-in.