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Pre-Law

Law: Occupational Information

Undergraduate Education:
The ABA does not recommend any undergraduate majors or group of courses to prepare for a legal education. Students are admitted to law school from almost every academic discipline. You may choose to major in subjects that are considered to be traditional preparation for law school, such as history, English, philosophy, political science, economics or business, or you may focus your undergraduate studies in areas as diverse as art, music, science and mathematics, computer science, engineering, nursing or education.

Whatever major you select, you are encouraged to pursue an area of study that interests and challenges you, while taking advantage of opportunities to develop your research and writing skills. Taking a broad range of difficult courses from demanding instructors is excellent preparation for legal education. (Prepared by the Pre-Law Committee of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar)

First think about what kind of law work you want to do, for instances if you want to be an environmental lawyer maybe a degree in environmental studies would be a good choice. Follow the links below for more information about Pre-Law studies, as well as Law School and Occupational Outlook.

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