Law school preparation differs from other academic pursuits. There is no list of prerequisites that must be completed in undergraduate school. In fact, admission to law school can be based upon any major. Law schools look at grades, not courses. So if any major from English to Engineering will work, what should be done to prepare for law school and the quest for a juris doctor degree?
There is one area of study that is not required, but is helpful. That area revolves around corporate law. It is helpful to have some understanding of basic accounting principles. An introductory course in accounting in undergraduate school provides that understanding. Other than that course, it is helpful to understand the skills that are necessary for law school.
The most important skill is the ability to read long and complex writings and court opinions and understand their meaning. Take courses that have long …Read more