J.D., LL.M., M.P.A. - Licensed and Practicing Law in Seattle, Washington
Great question, Gavin. Prior to law school, I was a History major. History is a fun undergraduate major, and it's an excellent way to prepare you for law school. A major in History is not meant to make you an expert in history, it's just a vehicle to improve your reading comprehension and writing skills. Those are the two skills you will need most in law school. If you're absolutely certain you want to go to law school, then the History/PreLaw major sounds like a great program. However, if you are just "thinking about" or "considering" law school, just do a History major. Should you change your mind about law school later, you won't be pigeonholed into that career path. Strangely, law schools DO NOT look favorably on PreLaw majors. They care only about cumulative GPA and LSAT score. Doesn't matter what subject you majored in. In sum, pick the major that's most interesting to you!
Last updated Oct 21 at 00:50