Would criminology or legal studies be a better pathway to law school?
I know you can go to law school with any degree, but I'm debating between these two fields of study I'm interested in.
Whatever you study, they'll want to see certain courses but I wouldn't say one trumps the other. There are definitely points for diversity and criminology would definitely make you stand out. In either case, I would do the one you'd pursue more passionately. It will be easier to get the grades you need if you're enjoying it and then of course do any extra coursework your law school of interest might like to see.
I would say, if this was myself, and it's not me saying one is better than the other....I would do criminology. Criminology is very analytical at times. It gives you that basis for scientific thought still but also will give you excellent exposure to some data crunching and analytics depending on your electives of choice. If I was considering legal studies, I'd be worried about the competition of all the other legal study majors trying to step on each other and prove themselves. I'd at least skip all that random drama in criminology. That's just my personal, unedited/raw thought process though.