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Will it be beneficial to me to take an accounting course in college if I plan to study pre-law?

My grandfather is an attorney, and i remember him suggesting this. I do not understand why that might benefit me. law pre-law

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Mariam’s Answer

I think all lawyers should have a basic understanding of finance and accounting so they have the tools to understand the underlying business realities of their clients. Regardless of what specialization you pursue as a lawyer, you should at least know basic concepts such as financial statements, balance sheets, the financial markets, and basic economic concepts. This will help you with any type of corporate commercial work, litigation, regulatory, employment, bankruptcy, real estate and many other areas. If you become a lawyer without any training or background in these concepts, you will quickly realize that you are at a disadvantage if you want to act as a true partner to your clients.
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Carolyn’s Answer

Hi,


My suggestion to anyone that is going into law is to take math and English courses. The reason that I suggest that is because math teaches you analytical skills which are what you need to be able to analyze a case to determine whether it is a possible winning case or not. The reason that I suggest English is because there is a lot of writing required in law. Whether you are writing a pleading to be filed with the court or writing a letter to a client you want to make sure that you have a good command of both the written and spoken word.


Best of luck in your future - you can do anything that you set your mind to.

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