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What classes to take in collage if I want a career in law ?

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Rachel’s Answer

English, Political Science and business classes helpful as already suggested. Some non-traditional classes to consider depending on what area of law you're interested in like medical terminology (personal injury or workers compensation law) and Latin (some colleges require a second language if you're taking foreign language classes so this can help as many legal terms are in Latin). Possible foreign language classes depending on the community you intend to serve or practice law maybe helpful & give you a leg up over competition. Talk to lawyers who are already practicing in your field of interest to ask what classes they found most valuable.
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Dexter’s Answer

Hi Nyasia, I would recommend taking some Philosophy classes, even some directly related to law! Philosophy will help with your critical thinking skills, or even offer you different avenues for analyzing problems and scenarios. It will also help with your ability to take in a lot of information at once and extrapolate the most important details.

My understanding is that some background in Philosophy is also a huge boon when taking the LSAT.
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Jonathan’s Answer

Just do something you are good at and enjoy. You’ll need a top GPA and LSAT to get into law school.
Thank you comment icon Hi Johnathan, are there really no restrictions on what you can major in for law? Also, do law schools have any prereqs that might still affect how this student can plan their classes? Alexandra Carpenter, Admin
Thank you comment icon I was an economics major and I did really well. I nearly got Straight A/s my first year, made law review, etc. Much of the law is developed based on economics. Some people like to major in English because you read and write a lot as a lawyer. Some people think political science is great because they understand government. I knew an engineer who did alot of construction law and that background helped him. You really need a science background to do patent. The best thing to do is just get greta grades and a great LSAT score. Where you go to law school makes a big difference in where you start, and getting into a top 6 school will open up a lot of doors for me. Jonathan Whitcomb
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