Can you use a psychology degree as a lawyer? What majors are best for a career in law?
I'm interested in psychology as well as law and I was thinking about majoring in psychology in case I change my mind, but will that really be useful in a law career?
Whether the undergrad degree you do helps you depends on what kind of job you want to do. If you have a psychology as you undergrad it will help you understand some of the case law you would have to study in order to get your JD. Taking some law classes while undergrad would also help you understand the concepts of law in the law degree.
I worked at a private law school and met many law students from all types of education backgrounds (from science to arts). Many studied political science but I would definitely say study your undergrad in whatever you're passionate about. Psychology, I'm sure can be helpful but also agree with who said there is a lot of reading in law school, so any subject that helps you be a better reader/interpreter of concepts would also help.
Too many students are concerned about the "job/career" but from my long experience, even if you for SURE know what you want to do, you're likely to adjust as you enter the workforce. Good luck!
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