Undergraduate Preparation for Law School

There are many different routes to law school. Though all applicants will need a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, there is no single major that is "best" for law school preparation. You should choose an undergraduate major that interests you, will help you develop critical thinking skills, and will prepare you to communicate well orally and in writing. In choosing your electives, be sure to include courses in advanced composition, as strong writing skills are essential, and courses that will provide you with a good understanding of American history and government. As you move through your undergraduate coursework, you should also participate in a variety of public service activities that meet your interests, and will prepare you to take an active role in your community.