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What are some majors can I take in college to be a lawyer?

Hey my Lakiya and I attend Hillcrest HIghschool and i'm think about attending college, and I want to know what type of majors and minors can I take.Thank you.. classes college careers lawyers experience

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Jason’s Answer

Criminal Justice / Criminology, History, English, Economics, Business, Philosophy, Political Science, Math, are a couple of degrees that tend to do well. I'd do some research and see what would potentially interest you, because if you're interested then you'll likely do better and get a better GPA which will help you get admission into law school. You don't have to have a specific degree to take the LSAT (law school admission test), you can go in with a music degree if you want to. But obviously certain degrees will promote a specific technical way of thinking which will help you succeed

Thank you so much for the input this is so helpful!! Lakiya B.

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Morgan’s Answer

Your major won't matter as much as your GPA. You should try to major in an area that's especially interesting to you so that you feel energized and motivated to do the coursework. You can also choose a major that's similar in subject matter to what you might want to specialize in law school. I agree with Ernest, writing-intensive coursework will help you prepare for law school admission and beyond.
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Ziana’s Answer

Hello Lakiya,

The best major for you would be Administration of Justice. With this major, you will honestly be able to pursue any career in the Criminal Justice field with a degree in Administration of Justice. As for your minor, depending on what job you would actually want in the field your minor honestly does not have too much of an impact, but it will definitely get you noticed. If you plan to attend Law School after Undergrad, your minor of choice does not matter only your GPA, & your LSAT scores do. Just choose what you love to do, & have it as your minor. I am an Administration of Justice major with a minor in Forensic Science, but before I had a minor in music due to certain mishaps I had no choice but to change, but I also could see myself pursuing a career as a Toxicologist or DNA Analyst so it came by nature. It is all about whatever makes you comfortable & what you find interesting. I hope I could be of some help, & wish you the best of luck!
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Ernest’s Answer

You can and should major in whatever you’re most passionate about in college as there are no specific course requirements for admission to law school. However, if you’re weighing various options, I would encourage you to consider majors that involve lots of writing. One of the most important parts of being a lawyer is the ability to write effectively and while you will take courses dedicated to this in law school, the sooner you can start working on developing and improving your writing skills, the better off you’ll be in law school.
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