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  • one year ago

Classes to take in High School if you want to do anything with law?

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  1. taramgrant0543664
    • one year ago
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    I would suggest civics if you have it, possibly business courses it really depends on what your school offers. You might want to consider history classes as well but again it all depends on what classes are offered again.

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    thanks:)

  3. abb0t
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    economics and government, and if your school offers, take philosophy or some sort of world literature course that teaches about renaissance so you can get an idea of how things were back and compare to modern society. Possibly join debate team and speech club if offered.

  4. BatGirl13
    • one year ago
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    Economics, government, criminal justice, speech, and DEFINITELY debate. All these would help you tremendously!

  5. e.mccormick
    • one year ago
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    English, history, any writing heavy classes. Debate is questionable. Only a small percentage of law is trial law. Also, don't get a law degree right off. Get a lower end degree related to law and apply for jobs at law offices to be a clerk or office assistant. Then, learn what it is really like to be a lawyer. Right now, people are in massive debt for law degrees and finding out that most of the jobs simply do not pay that much and the constant paperwork is a huge, boring mess that mist be done right. Even in big, "flash" criminal cases, it really comes down to tons of research, precedent, reading, writing, and other mundane work.

  6. e.mccormick
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    Oh, and a survey of students at law schools found that the ones with pre-law degrees were both least prepared and least admitted. Philosophy and English degrees are a lot better at prepping someone for the reading and writing required. Also, business classes make a person more ready for what they will be dealing with and do cover a chink of contract laws. A degree in economics is also not a bad choice. See, law has almost noting to do with criminal justice, which is why that is a bad degree choice, and pre-law degrees have been shown to be poorly designed for actually getting someone ready for law studies. Instead, degrees that focus on reading, writing, critical thinking, and business skills end up being far more applicable.

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