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What APs should I take If I want to major in Law

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Bryant’s Answer

Hi Omar,


That's awesome that you are interested in a career in Law! I wanted to first point out that Law school is a graduate degree that you would complete after earning a Bachelors of Arts or a Bachelors of Science from an undergraduate program. There are definitely undergraduate majors that are more law focused such as criminal justice, political science, or pre-law, but law schools always admit law students from a huge variety of majors. I know lawyers who majored in Physics, African American Studies, History, and Biology. So to start, study and major whatever interests you, challenges you, and pushes you to succeed the most! AP courses will help you develop analytical, critical thinking, and reading comprehension skills that will help prepare you for the thinking required in Law school.


If you are looking for AP classes that discuss Law, I would consider taking AP Government and for historical context consider taking AP World and AP US History. Again, I want to stress that other AP classes that don't discuss the law will definitely help you build skills needed to get into and succeed in law school. Additionally, any major that you are passionate about for undergraduate degree can be a launching point into law school.


Hope this helps and please follow up with a comment with any other questions!


Bryant

Bryant recommends the following next steps:

Take AP Government
Learn more about what undergraduate majors are most prevalent in law schools you are interested in
Look at the thinking skills needed to succeed on the LSAT (test needed to get into law school)
Thank you comment icon Thanks so much for your answer, Bryant and will start thinking about what you told me. You really helped me Omar
Thank you comment icon My pleasure! I'm so glad I was helpful! Bryant Gomer
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Rachel’s Answer

I would suggest AP English and AP US History. That said, all of the AP classes offer you a free way to get an excellent education and college credit. If you can handle the load, I would suggest taking as many AP classes as possible.
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Mitchell’s Answer

I like Bryant's suggestions a lot. I would add that AP English would be very helpful too, as anything that makes to write a lot, learn grammar, etc., will benefit you as an attorney (and as a law student too, of course). Good luck.
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Harris’s Answer

All APs are good to increase your understanding of various subjects.
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Job’s Answer

You should take debate, psychology and logic or reasoning classes. Debate will make you a good public speaker and strong at arguing your point of view. Debate will also teach you to argue both sides of an issue to better understand it. Logic and reasoning are the central methods to understand and practice law. You have to have good logic and reasoning to understand the principles of learning law as well as practicing law.
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