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What major looks the best when applying to law school?

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

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 comment icon Thank you, that's very helpful! Emma
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Jessica’s Answer

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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Komal’s Answer

I’m currently looking into law school myself. With what I’ve heard, it doesn’t matter what your major is as long as it’s something that interests you and you can do well in. I personally chose to major in hr management because I believed it interested me. Because of my current major I’m looking into practicing employment law in the future.
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Hummad’s Answer

Like others have said, your undergraduate degree type won't matter much for law school admissions. However, it may help influence your career prospects and career path as a lawyer. If you want to do corporate or tax law, having an undergraduate degree in a related field (such as accounting, finance, business, etc.) may be helpful. If you want to do patent law, having an undergraduate degree (and perhaps graduate degree or PHD) in the hard sciences will be of benefit. Research to see what types degrees are recommended for the field of law you're most interested in.
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