A rehash on our Criminal Justice discussion from ATL:Don't Major in Criminal Justice If You Want to Go to Law School
Tuesday, September 1, 2009 3:24 PM - By Elie Mystal
We have some interesting statistics that suggest legal sounding majors -- like Prelaw or Criminal Justice -- have a negative relationship with LSAT performance.
Courtesy of Tax Prof Blog, Professor Michael Nieswiadomy of North Texas, has given us average LSAT scores broken down by 29 differed undergraduate majors.
The bottom of the list is very interesting:
25. Education: LSAT = 149.4
26. Business Administration: LSAT = 149.1
27. Health Professions: LSAT = 148.4
28. Prelaw: LSAT = 148.3
29. Criminal Justice: LSAT = 146
A little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing. But is there something going on in criminal justice classes that makes people unable to complete a logic game?
After the jump, let's look at what you should major in if you want to do well on the LSAT.
The bottom of the list was interesting, but the top of the list is pretty much expected. People with difficult majors tend to do well on the LSAT:
1. Physics/Math: LSAT = 160
2. Economics: LSAT = 157.4
2. Philosophy/Theology: LSAT = 157.4
4. International Relations: LSAT = 156.5
5. Engineering: LSAT = 156.2
Looks like Alci was right on point with dropping the Criminal Justice major advice. I must concur in the judgment.