In a recent article by U.S. News, Culhane Meadows’ New York office partner David Jacoby discusses the common misconception of undergrads needing a law-related major in their pursuit of a law degree.
Here are some excerpts from David’s interview:
A prelaw major is not mandatory for admission to law school, experts emphasize, and it’s not even available at many undergraduate institutions. Because colleges often refrain from offering professional degrees and instead focus on traditional academic disciplines like history and chemistry, schools that offer a prelaw major are the exception to the norm, according to experts.
Some law school faculty members discourage aspiring lawyers from pursuing prelaw majors.
David Jacoby, an adjunct professor of law at Fordham University School of Law in New York City and a partner at the Culhane Meadows corporate law firm, notes that college may be a future lawyer’s last opportunity to study a subject besides law.
There is also a risk that someone who begins college as a prelaw major might discover later that he or she doesn’t want to become a lawyer, Jacoby adds. He warns against exclusively taking law-related classes. “You’re sort of narrowing your options to a considerable extent at that point.”
The complete article can be found here.
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