What programs/major will I want to take if I want to go to law school later on?

<p>The title basically says it all... I come from a long line of lawyers and I would like to continue the "tradition"... Thanks for your answer(s) and I'm sorry if I put it under the wrong section.</p>

<p>Well there are pre-law programs in colleges, so a mix of your political science, criminal justice, history, philosophy, and psychology, sociology, international relations could be used. There's no such thing as a pre-law major.</p>

<p>You can be whatever you want... That said, Philosophy, Math, Econ, and Physics majors tend to do the best on the LSAT. I would think Philosophy is best, because you also get the writing skills that the other majors don't.</p>

<p>Philosophy, History, Poli Sci, Econ, Sociology really undergrad degree will keep you eligible for law school (save for stuff like music).</p>

<p>Will you please give me some more information? You gave me really different answers, which is confusing me. Also, what college would best prepare me for law school? I was thinking Hillsdale, I like it there, what do you think?
Sorry for my stupid questions, I don't know where else to get any info.</p>

<p>^ If you come from a long line of lawyer would it not be best to ask one of them? Granted it may be a bit awkward but the info you'd get from someone who actually did is will most certainly be better than asking a bunch of high schoolers who are most likely postulating everything they post.</p>

<p>You could also try [url=<a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/law-school/%5Dhere%5B/url"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/law-school/]here[/url&lt;/a&gt;].&lt;/p>

<p>^ I concur</p>

<p>@TheYank: due to an unfortunate series of events, they are either dead or far, far away, I'd love to ask them but unfortunately - I can't.</p>

<p>^ I see, in which case it may be best to look at the Law School section of CC as supposed to HSL which is awesome but useless at doling out practical advice...</p>

<p>Philosophy is a great major. The only issue is, if you don't get into Law School you can't do anything with that major. An Economics or Political Science with a Philosophy minor or double major is good. </p>

<p>Remember take an easy major, your GPA counts a lot in Law School.</p>

<p>What if I take Philosophy and Education majors (being a teacher sounds good too)... can that work out?</p>

<p>My</a> magnum opus on the subject</p>

<p>I get all my practical advice from HSL. And that's why I'm so awesome!</p>

<p>By which I mean lame guy who spends his free time on HSL. :*(</p>

<p>^^ magnum opus... not so much. Laconic and useful... definitely.</p>

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I was thinking Hillsdale, I like it there, what do you think?

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Decent school, but don't go there. They have some of the worst grade deflation in the country, which is terrible for law school. Go wherever you can get the highest gpa possible with the least debt. Major in something you enjoy, it doesn't matter what.</p>

<p>Is it [url=<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillsdale_College%5Dthis%5B/url"&gt;http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillsdale_College]this[/url&lt;/a&gt;] one? I'd never even heard of it before.</p>

<p>Just go to Michigan like everyone else.</p>

<p>^ Yeah, that's it. US News ranked it at 89th for LACs and Forbes ranked it 76th overall. I only know about it because I remember reading an article about the most conservative colleges in the country a few months ago -- Hillsdale was one of them. The average graduating gpa is apparently 2.7, which sucks. I agree, go to Michigan or Mich State over Hillsdale.</p>

<p>Well, I was half-joking when I said "Just go to Michigan like everyone else." But that's cool, you can go ahead and agree anyway.</p>

<p>By the way, I know selectivity doesn't necessarily correlate perfectly to rankings, but if the average is a 2.7 at a relatively unselective university, any given GPA could easily be easier to obtain there than a selective university where the average GPA is a 3.0.</p>

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Michigan and Mich State are each better than Hillsdale. I don't know why you wouldn't be giving this advice. </p>

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By the way, I know selectivity doesn't necessarily correlate perfectly to rankings, but if the average is a 2.7 at a relatively unselective university, any given GPA could easily be easier to obtain there than a selective university where the average GPA is a 3.0.

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This assumes that a higher ranked/more selective university is harder and more rigorous than a school lower ranked. It's much easier to get a higher gpa at Brown, a school with high inflation, versus a school like BU, a school with high deflation.</p>