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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

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Daniela’s Answer

Hello Antonio,


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.


http://study.com/articles/District_Attorney_Career_Info_and_Education_Requirements.html


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philosophy_of_law


Good studies and Good luck !!

Thank you comment icon thank you, i appreciate the help. Antonio
Thank you comment icon I think if you major in Criminal Justice that would be helpful to be a District Attorney Shonnelia
Thank you comment icon I agree chief Jon
Thank you comment icon A Psychology major would be helpful for a career as a prosecutor because prosecutors must be able to assess very quickly the character of a witness or defendant, and whether that person is telling the truth. Good communication skills and powers of analysis are also important but I don't think a philosophy major is necessary to develop those skills and powers. You might also consider a degree with practical application (e.g. Criminal Justice, as suggested by another answer) in case you decide that you don't want to be a prosecutor (or even a lawyer) after all. Being a lawyer is a very stressful profession, and given the effort involved I recommend that you choose it only if you really love it.. Aimee Kraschinsky
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Nora’s Answer

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.

Thank you comment icon I would add to these good answers by stressing the importance of developing your writing skills, whatever major you elect to pursue in college. Good writing skills will help you achieve success in law school. Julie Line Bailey
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Alexander’s Answer

Hello Antonio,


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.

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Richard’s Answer

I would focus on classes with a lot of reading and writing, but technically, you can major in anything to get into law school. My wife is an attorney. She majored in History. The main thing is that you major in something that you truly enjoy.
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