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What major looks the best when applying to law school?

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I am currently in my third year of a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. I want to apply to law school after I graduate, but I'm wondering what major is the most attractive to law school admissions? #law #college-admissions #law-school

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Gabriel’s Answer

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Hi Emma,


I have a great news for you. The American Bar Association (ABA) has publicly stated that no particular undergraduate degree is required or even recommended. In the ABA's own words: "There is no single path that will prepare you for a legal education" and "The ABA does not recommend any undergraduate majors or group of courses to prepare for a legal education. Students are admitted to law school from almost every academic discipline."
Obtained from:http://www.americanbar.org/groups/legal_education/resources/pre_law.html


A great place to get started on your law school journey would be the Law School Admission Council's website. The "Thinking About Law School" section is absolutely worth checking out: http://www.lsac.org/jd/thinking-about-law-school/getting-started


I hope this helps, but please continue to post questions to the forum.

Thank you, that's very helpful! Emma R. Translate
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Jessica’s Answer

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Hi! I am a lawyer in DC/MD.


Your undergraduate major is not important, but an unusual or interesting major can be a good conversation starter in your admission interviews. For example, I majored in music and interviewers (for law school and jobs) always make note of it. The most important thing is to do VERY well in your courses and on the LSAT.


Good luck!

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