As a pre-law student at MacMurray College, you can stand out among the law-school applicants with a degree in the topic area of law you wish to pursue. Law school admissions committees are looking for students with excellent grades in any rigorous major. Here are just a few examples.
- Students who wish to pursue a career in environmental or health care law would stand out with a degree in biology.
- Those who wish to pursue the highly paid areas of tax or business law would major in accounting or business administration.
- Students wishing to become defense or prosecuting attorneys should consider the criminal justice and homeland security majors.
- Social work would provide excellent training for a legal career in public service or social, political, or economic advocacy.
As a pre-law student, you would want to take full advantage of the array of history, philosophy, religion, and English courses available to maximize your admission into the law school of your choice. Such coursework is attractive to law schools because of their emphasis on writing and analysis.