4 answers

What major(s) should I take in college to become a lawyer?

Asked Redwood City, California

4 answers

Justin’s Answer

Updated Denver, Colorado

Hi Kelce. It is common to major in political science or English if you’re planning to go to law school. However you can major in anything and still apply. My recommendation is to major in the other related to the type of law you may want to later practice. Example business for corporate law. Or maybe something in science if you want to do environmental law. Philosophy is a great pre law major as well.

James’s Answer

Updated Hawthorne, California

It depends a lot on what kind of law you think you may want to practice. Think about what interests you or what you are passionate about and do some research on law relating to that topic (i.e. politics, media, finance).

James recommends the following next steps:

  • Do some online research and find someone who is practicing g the kind of law you think you might be interested in. See if they would be willing to discuss.

Aman’s Answer

Updated Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Learn more about the majors below:

  • Corrections.
  • Criminal Justice.
  • Criminology.
  • Forensic Science.
  • Law Enforcement Administration.
  • Legal Studies.
  • Paralegal Studies.
  • Police Science.

JENNA’s Answer

Updated Dallas, Texas

Your major is less important than your grades. A lot of people choose business, pre-law or philosophy, because these fit in nicely. I was a communications major. It's more important to have a major where you want to complete it and get good grades, and what will fit in with what area of the law you think you are interested in.