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Mario Reed

Political Science and Pre-Law majors are always great areas of study when considering a career as an attorney. Although you believe a family law attorney is the discipline you would like to pursue, it would not be until your second or possibly even third year of law school that you would begin to pursue such electives.

The majority of your law school education is spent preparing you to understand the legal framework of any particular jurisdiction and overarching legal concepts which transcend individual disciplines. Accordingly, in your first year of law school you typically take the core courses of Property, Contracts, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Torts and some type of Legal Writing Course.

During the next few semesters, you're typically just handling the basics which include Evidence, Criminal Procedure and Corporations. Once you make it through the core courses, then you get to delve into the Family Law type of courses, but often times you don't take more than two to three courses in that specific discipline.

Thus, it is my recommendation to take as many classes as possible which teach you about government, how the Constitution is setup, and civics in general. Take a lot of writing courses, and read as much about critical thinking and writing as possible. You're going to do a ton of reading and writing in Law School--and in the practice of law in general, so the more practice you have in advance the better.

Answered 8 years ago

Mario Reed

Chad Eska

I agree with the previous mentor, Mario.
Here are some other majors worth considering for students interested in going into the realm of law:
Political Science
Public Policy
Criminal Justice
Other social science majors



Answered 8 years ago

Chad Eska