« on: March 16, 2008, 01:10:00 PM »
Here are a few things to consider. #1 What kind of law would you like to do? #2 What jobs are you planning on taking during college? #3 What is your plan B if you decide law school isn't for you?
For instance: I dated a girl who was a Philosophy major. She graduated in 3 years, and went straight to law school, and utterly destroyed her classes and has a great job as a prosecutor that she loves.
One of my best friends was a Biology major. He graduated in 5 years, and had jobs at various biotech companies because of internship opportunities at his school. He's currently interning at an IP firm, and will be hired there once he passes the bar, and he'll make loads of money.
Me? I majored in Community Studies. I also took a lot of undergraduate criminal justice classes. I've done ok in law school so far (Top 10%), and at job interviews my major always comes up. Now, I want to work in public interest and lobbying, so having a degree in Community Studies shows that I've always cared about "the people".
Generally, your major matters less than your GPA, the only real exception being if you want to go into a specialized area of law, like IP, or government. Then having a UG degree in those areas will help.