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What should I major in undergrad for law school ?

What should I major in undergrad if I want to go to law school?
I’m looking at Yale, what do you recommend from there?

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A. Michelle’s Answer

Yale doesn't offer a specific pre-law major, so you have plenty of freedom to choose a major that you find interesting and can excel in. Since law schools get more applicants than they have spots available, it's important to have good grades and show leadership outside the classroom. Make sure to take classes that help develop valuable skills for law school, such as research, critical thinking, and writing. Many students who plan to apply to law school choose political science as their major, but others with backgrounds in math, art history, and music also apply.
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Rian’s Answer

Hi!
Applying to law school is a big step and your major while important, is also quite flexible. The typical route is generally to major in political science, or criminal justice. But, what law schools value is unique lived experiences. So truly any major you do can help you out, as long as your passionate about it. It's important to have good grades in whatever you choose, and to perform very well on the LSAT.

Good luck in your adventures!
Rian
Thank you comment icon Thank you so much! Jessica
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Megan’s Answer

There are many different ways you could go. I would think about what interests you and what skills you want to work on.

I think a communication major with a minor in psychology could be helpful and interesting. As a lawyer having good written and oral communication is important. Psychology is nice to minor in because it is important you understand the way people think as a lawyer.

You could major or minor in political science, history, criminal justice, sociology, criminology, economics, etc.

My best advice is just to not choose a "Pre-law" major. Although pre-law sets you up to apply to law school if something were to happen; you change your mind or you do not get into law school- it does not always leave you with an actual bachelor's degree.

I hope this helps!
Thank you comment icon Thank you for the advice! Jessica
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Adrian’s Answer

In my view, choosing history or criminal justice as your major would be a great idea. This will provide you with valuable understanding about what to anticipate in your future career as a lawyer. Keep up the good work!
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