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Undergraduate Program

Careers in Law

Although there is no specific major needed, many students who are interested in going to law school after college decide to major or minor in political science or international relations. These majors can help you:

  • Develop your analytical and writing skills
  • Provide substantive exposure to constitutional law or specialized areas of law, like environmental or health care law
  • Help you develop a broader, foundational understanding of the role of law and government in society
  • Provide exciting opportunities for experiential learning, from the public defender’s office or district attorney’s office to experience abroad or in Washington, D.C.

The number of students applying to law school has increased in recent years, making it even more important than ever to understand some of the key factors in law school admissions:

  • Grades
  • LSAT score
  • Recommendations
  • Application essay(s)

A good strategy to help strengthen your law school applications and to help prepare you for the rigors of law school is to follow these logical steps through college:

Interested in learning more? Contact:

Tonya Dickerson
Career Advisor – Law, Policy, Education and Advocacy Career Community
Greene Center for Career Education and Connections
Greene Career Center: Law School

Terry Noto
Law and Policy Coordinator and Senior Lecturer
Political Science Department