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Looking for answers about helpful college majors and classes for lawyers.

As I begin my college career in the fall, I am wondering if there are any helpful classes or majors that work well in law careers. I am aware that there is no major requirement for law school, but wondering if there are any particular classes/majors that lawyers still find helpful in their careers. #political-science #politics #community-management

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Abdul Nasir’s Answer

1. History. This knowledge may prepare you for success in law school. Later in your career, you may rely on your knowledge of precedents and legal history to perform better. While a history major is viewed as challenging, it is also one of the things many students can succeed in. Therefore, majoring in history may be well-suited for those who succeeded in high school history courses and who are fascinated by the progression of historical events and the transformation of societies over time.
2. Business. Business coursework may be advantageous for pre-law students in several ways. For example, the coursework may be heavy in reading and writing, which can prepare you for success in law school and throughout your career. Public speaking, contract structure, corporate structure, business processes, negotiations, and more may also be covered heavily in these programs. The coursework may be most relevant for those who intend to pursue a career in corporate law or other similar areas.
3. English. English coursework focuses heavily on reading and writing, including reading comprehension and persuasive writing. Students develop solid skills that enable them to process written information quickly and to use that information to create organized and analytical opinions, arguments, and positions. Critical thinking skills, grammar, word roots, and other concepts are developed fully as well. Such vital skills impact performance as well as law school and professional success.
4. Philosophy. 5. Political Science. 6. Economics. 7. Arts and Humanities. 8. Psychology. 9. Math. 10. Science. GOOD LUCK.
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A’s Answer

As a rule of thumb, the undergrads who are good at science generally try to become doctors or go into the medical field. By that same token, English majors tend to become lawyers or go into the legal or teaching fields, because that's mostly what law is - reading, writing, doing research, and memorizing. In addition, criminal justice courses tend to be helpful if you're thinking about electives to take. Good luck!

A recommends the following next steps:

If you are still a high school student and are already good at English, consider prepping for the AP English exam. If you get a high enough score, it counts as college credit, so you save both time and money.
Also consider looking at your chosen schools catalogue or course listing and see how many Criminal Justice courses they have. If you can major in English and minor in Criminal Justice (or vice versa), it looks great on law school applications
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Hassan’s Answer

You may want to think about what area of law you want to practice and select undergrad majors that give you a solid foundation. So if you're thinking High Tech Patent law then maybe a CS or engineering degree would fit well. If you're thinking criminal law then maybe a degree in Criminal Justice.

Alternatively, if you're thinking general law then maybe research what undergrad degrees give you the highest chance of getting into the law school you're envisioning.

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