What subjects are require to study law

In order to get into law school, you need a bachelor’s degree in any subject. There’s no required undergraduate degree so don’t get fooled into taking “pre-law” or political science. Just major in whatever field you like because in law school you’re pretty much “starting over.” Also, whatever subjects you’re into probably are relevant to a corresponding area of law. For example a finance/econ/business background is helpful for anyone who wants to do corporate law. Engineering/technical/natural sciences degrees are helpful for intellectual property law. My classmates ranged from people with music degrees to econ majors and they all did well in law school. So again, no particular undergrad major is required.

Just make sure you get high grades, take challenging classes, graduate with a decent class rank, and get a good score on the LSAT. Law schools look at your undergrad GPA and LSAT score among other things when deciding whether or not to admit you. But your grades and LSAT score are the most important factors across the board.

You have to go to law school in order to actually study law; there’s no undergraduate alternative or equivalent like in other countries, especially in European ones. In the US you have to get a Juris Doctor from a law school. You can get a master’s in law and even a doctorate, but these are not worth the hassle unless you want to practice tax law or teach.

In law school, you’ll have set first year classes such as torts, property, constitutional law, contracts, criminal law, civil procedure, and a legal writing and reasoning class. After your first year, you can pretty much take any classes you want, although you’ll need to take professional responsibility and you’re advised to take classes such as evidence, criminal procedure, corporations, family law, and trusts/wills/estates.

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