« on: December 16, 2004, 02:13:18 PM »
poli sci is helpful for some aspects of law.
However, law is built around thinking..so any major that builds your thinking skills is more appropriate.
Bad majors: memorization majors (biology, psychology (mine), sociology, etc.
Good majors: problem solving majors with definitive answrs(engineering, physics, organic chem)
REALLY good majors: problem solving majors with no correct answers: philosophy, computer science
Political science suffers in some aspects, and is okay in others. It might give you an edge in terms of the "extra" stuff lawyers deal with in the real world, but it is not necessarily a leg up in terms of the thinking aspects.