Which major would be more helpful to become a district attorney, psychology or philosophy?
I am a sophomore in high school and i am trying to plan my future ahead of time. #psychology #law #lawyer #law-school #philosophy #district-attorney
By the fact that district attorney's career be responsible for reviewing and analyzing criminal cases in order to take them to trial or not, require in addition to education and knowledge in laws, competencies and skills in rhetoric and argumentation, the ideal course would be Philosophy. The legal philosophy is the philosophical field of research that has as its object the law, with regard to questions about the nature of the legal phenomenon, but also about what elements are in vogue when it is discussed.It has been addressed both from a philosophical perspective, by graduates philosophers, as from a legal point of view, by jurists.
The discipline of philosophy is part of the curriculum of the law school.
Below are some links that will help you better understand both the career in law, as the discipline in Philosophy of Law.
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I think that it's most important to get a good well rounded college education and major in what interests you most. The nice thing about law school is that you don't have to major in a particular subject. You should follow your passions and push yourself to think differently and that will help you in law school.
Psychology would be an excellent degree if you wish to become a District Attorney/Prosecutor. Prosecutors need to be able to examine pertinent information and critically analyze it to form conclusions. Psychology stresses critical analysis of information. You also would gain an understanding of interviewing (although it will be clinical in nature, it still would be helpful). Understanding human behavior also becomes useful in the legal system. I would recommend minoring in government, criminology, criminal justice, or sociology as well.