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Best Undergraduate Degrees for Aspiring Lawyers?

Hi everyone! I'm really interested in becoming a lawyer and I'm trying to plan out my undergrad path. What undergraduate degrees or majors do you recommend for someone pursuing law? Are there any majors that law schools tend to prefer? Thanks for the help!

7 months ago

Hello! When it comes to law school, admissions committees don't usually have a preference for any specific major. They're primarily looking for strong academic performance and analytical skills. With that in mind, some popular majors for aspiring lawyers include Political Science, English, History, Philosophy, and Economics.

The aforementioned subjects can provide a solid background in critical thinking, reading, and writing skills. For more on the 10 best undergrad majors for law school (based on percentage of students admitted and average LSAT score), check out this CollegeVine article: https://blog.collegevine.com/10-best-undergraduate-majors-for-law-school

That said, it's essential to choose a major you're genuinely interested in and passionate about, as this will allow you to excel academically and develop a deep understanding of the subject matter. Law schools want to see a diverse array of applicants, so students from various academic backgrounds are welcome. Ultimately, your undergraduate performance, LSAT scores, and other factors will play a more significant role in the law school admissions process than your major choice.

Best of luck in your academic journey!

7 months ago

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