1. Is this the best major for me if I want to go to law school?
Answer: For students interested in continuing on to law school, this major offers a chance to develop some of the most important skills that juris doctor programs want to see: skillful reading, articulate writing, logical reasoning and analysis, and clear oral communication. Because these skills are learned while studying topics related to law, many students find it to be an ideal preparation for applying to law school.
Law schools are less interested in a student’s major than his/her grades and mastery of key skills. Those who wish to attend law school are advised to major in a topic that captivates them intellectually. Passionate interest in subject matter will translate into better skill acquisition and better grades.
For more information about pre-law, visit the Pre-Law Advising website.