Academic Preparation for Law School
What American Bar Association Law Schools require:
- Bachelor's degree
- Good grades
- Competitive Law School Admission Test (LSAT) scores
- Other Evidence, e.g. letters of recommendation, that you are "serious"
"Good" majors for law school
- The one that fits your interest
- One in which you make good grades
- One that lays the basis for good "lawyering"
- Economics, the primary subject of law in a free market economy
- Philosophy, a discipline specializing in abstract reasoning
- Political Science, a social science focused on public authority
Other majors especially good for certain legal careers
- Criminal Justice and Psychology for Criminal Law
- Sociology for Family Law
- Sciences for Patent Law and Intellectual Property
- Business majors for Corporate, Sports and International law
Law Schools admit persons from all majors from Humanities to Natural Sciences,
From Fine Arts to Mathematics.