What are suitable bachelor degrees to be a litigation lawyer?
I want to be a trial attorney in the future and was exploring either psychology or political science or even both. What are other suggestions that could help in my career as a possible trial attorney? #career #future #triallawyer #bachelorsdegree #college
I love your career choice! I think one thing is certain: you are going to have an exciting life. In my career in family law, I don’t get trials too often. But when I do, it’s a thrill to prepare and then get into court to present my case. There’s something about being in that courtroom in the heat of battle trying to get all of your evidence presented to the court that gets the juices flowing.
As for what major you should take before law school, both sound like good options. One recommendation I have is for you to watch the movie “My Cousin Vinny”. Not only is it hilarious, but I think it demonstrates what it takes to be a litigation attorney. You can see how Vinny turns a case around via clever use of cross-examination and his presentation of evidence. That is essentially what being a litigation attorney is all about. If that’s exciting to you, then you are going in the right direction.
Good luck to you!!!
One thing I would recommend is working on both your writing and public speaking skills (regardless of your choice of major). Consider trying a debate or toastmasters club out and also look for ways to improve your writing. Colleges offer writing tutoring services and workshops and some of the literature and social science classes where you have to do research and write papers will also be helpful.
Hope this helps! Good luck!