To protect the vulnerable and fight for justice: that is the ambition of many a promising student when they choose to follow a career in law. But before the heroics (and the often-unglamorous nitty-gritty of practicing law) comes the small detail of getting your law degree.
Students in the United States need to go to law school if they want to practice law. And they first need to graduate from a four-year college degree to be eligible for law school. This is known as ‘pre-law’. The good news is you are eligible with any four-year degree. “Whatever major you select,” states the American Bar Association, “you are encouraged to pursue an area of study that interests and challenges you, while taking advantage of opportunities to develop your research and writing skills.”
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