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Can you get a degree in STEM before you go to law school or is humanities more useful?

Interested in mathematics degree
10th grader (going into 11th)
Wants to go to law school and become a public defense attorney

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Mary Fran’s Answer

There is no "right" major to go into law school later. You'd think poli/sci, but honestly, any degree is fine. I was a music major! I think STEM is a great background for law school. When I was attending in the 1990s, there was a need for STEM majors because patent law was exploding. I wanted to get into copyright law, but that was housed under the IP umbrella, and back then, it was science-heavy.
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Mary Rebekah’s Answer

I have a political science degree that concentrated in stats. However, some of the brightest in my law school class were science and math majors! I think as long as you know how you want to apply any degree towards your law degree, you should pursue what makes you happy. Remember- there are so many paths for law.
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sharmela’s Answer

Hi Maddie, there's no specific major required for law school, so choose something that interests you. Developing reading and writing skills is essential for any major and will benefit you in law. A diverse knowledge base can enhance your perspective and understanding of cases. Good luck!
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Edward’s Answer

Math is the best preparation for law school. Both emphasize symbolic communication
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Kim’s Answer

Maddie,

It's good that you are thinking about this now! I have a question for you. If for some reason you ended up not going to law school, what would be your chosen career? I tend to think that is what people should major in. Or, something that would help them in a particular area of law -such as heavy science/medical undergrad degree if they are going into medical malpractice.

As far as getting into law school, any degree will work. I sort of like the math because math is very analytical.

Kim
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