Pre-Law Major

If you are interested in law, there are many careers you can pursue with a law degree. Before you can start that dream job, however, you have to pick a college major. There are numerous tracks that can help you get into law school after college. Choosing the right pre-law major now can increase students’ chances of being admitted to their law schools of choice and of receiving financial aid to help defray the cost of education.

To further explore your interest in law, HelloCollege offers individualized college major exploration services. We can help you sift through the many options and find a college or university that will be the right fit.

Popular Law Degree Career Paths

Many law school graduates choose to become licensed attorneys, either working for established law firms or opening their own practices. However, there are other careers from which to choose, such as those of a corporate attorney or social services agent.

Some of the many jobs you could pursue with a law degree include:

  • Immigration Attorney
  • Real Estate Attorney
  • Patent Attorney
  • Family Law Attorney
  • Estate Planning Attorney
  • Bankruptcy Attorney
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Tax Attorney
  • Personal Injury Attorney
  • Trial Lawyer
  • Employment and Labor Attorney
  • Chief Legal Officer
  • Associate Attorney
  • General Counsel
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Judge
  • Law School Professor
  • Legal Counsel
  • Contracts Manager

The Best Undergraduate Degrees for Law School

While it is possible to be accepted into law school with nearly any undergraduate degree, there are certain majors that can improve those chances and set you on the path to your desired field.

Good pre-law majors include:

  • Political Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • English
  • Psychology
  • Economics
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Sociology
  • Arts & Humanities
  • Communications

These are just some of the many possible majors to become a lawyer, representing a sampling of the programs offered at the thousands of colleges and universities across the U.S. While pre-law is not a major by itself, many colleges offer pre-law advising and can help prospective law students tailor their course loads to improve their chances of success.

Discover How Law Career Services Can Help You Pursue a Legal Career

If you are considering attending law school but aren’t yet sure, that’s OK. HelloCollege’s individualized college major exploration services are designed to help college-bound high school students explore their interest in law — or any other field. Our law career counselors offer targeted guidance to help students understand potential options and choose schools based on an analysis of their needs and goals.

To learn more about law career services and meet with one of our experienced law career counselors, contact HelloCollege today!

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After graduating from college and earning his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation, Dan spent the early part of his career working for a large corporation. He realized that sometimes the best way to improve your work environment is to start your own company. He built his own companies in the mortgage, home building, and restaurant/live music industries and then began a consulting practice that led him to PFA. Dan draws on life lessons from many important people who motivate him to never stop learning, never stop improving, and to continually stretch for new and more effective ways to help others. He is very excited about HelloCollege and the opportunity to serve more and more families throughout the country.

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Additionally, she managed diversity, equity and inclusion efforts for Portland Oregon’s largest behavioral healthcare organization and directed recruitment, student leadership and career development programs at Iowa State University, Ferris State University and Chicago’s Robert Morris University where she began her higher education career. And although a proud Chicago native, she traveled around the world through the internationally renowned Semester at Sea Program.

Terri holds a Bachelors from Loras College and a Masters from Central Michigan University. She is a certified Life Coach, Safe-zone® trainer and professionally accredited through the Central Association of College and University Business Officers. Terri’s commitment around making college accessible and achievable for students and parents is her number one goal.

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