Whats the best major for getting into law school?
I hear alot of people go into political science, criminal justice, some go into history, english economics etc. I know there is no set requirement, but what major do they accept the most of.
It really doesn't matter. I'm in law school now and I majored in Political Science. My good friend majored in physical education. We both have comparable grades and good class standing.
Law school is a whole different world than undergrad. It doesn't matter your major, because you truly are on a level playing field when you start. (I didn't believe this, so I majored in poly-sci, but I wish I would have majored in something I would have enjoyed.)
Law school isn't about your past abilities. It's about your ability to 'think like a lawyer'. Admissions are most concerned about your ability to juggle tasks (student involvment, GPA, work experience), overcome adversity, and your attitude towards making you law school experience successful.
Hope this helps, best of luck!
Criminal Justice, you have more oppurtunity.
Don't worry about what they accept the most of---what interest YOU? Think of something that interest you and then think of how you can incorporate law into that.
The important thing is excelling in your undergraduate work, that's what matters.
Conventional wisdom used to say that Political Science, History, or any other Social Sciences were the best majors, but they will and do take any major.
I even knew someone with a Computer Science B.S. who got into law school and when asked in his interview said there were not enough lawyers in the Corporate Computer world.
There is no major that best prepares you for law school. You don't have to learn anything about law in college; they'll teach it to you when you get there.
In fact, the majors that impress admissions officers most are those that have the LEAST to do with lw. Math and engineering majors can almost write their own tickets. Any hard science is impresive to an admissions officer looking for well-rounded individuals and a diverse student body.