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What is a good degree to major in before I go to law school?

I want to go into business law, but I don't know what degree to major in before law school.

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Sam’s Answer

Hi Will, great question. I'm glad that you specified your intent to pursue business law, as opposed to a general desire to become a lawyer.
Generally, there is no particular bachelor's/undergraduate degree that is more or less desirable or advantageous to your law school application...law schools are always looking to diversify their student bodies.
With that being said, if you already have a strong sense of the area of law in which you'd like to practice, you CAN benefit later by studying a particular subject in undergrad. This will better allow you to specialize in a particular area of law after you graduate law school. So for example, if you are sure you'd like to practice business law, then you might benefit by selecting an undergrad program such as accounting, business administration/organization, or economics, for example. Many "business" lawyers are what is referred to as "in-house counsel" for large corporations, and in that capacity you would likely need to have a strong understanding of corporate structure, contracts, and accounting and economics.
Hope this helps.
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Fred’s Answer

I am not a lawyer, but have many lawyer friends. Common pre-law majors are poly-sci and history. If you know you want to go into business law, a business degree might not be a bad choice. You can probably talk to your school guidance counsellor who can give you more advice.
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