Q: I am having trouble finding 4-Year degrees for paralegal studies. I want to go to law school after but need a bachelors.
I am a junior in high school and want to be lawyer. I need a bachelors to get into law school and want that to be in paralegal studies as that seems like an easier field to start off in without job experience. I have found certificates and 2-year programs but maybe I have overlooked somewhere. Should I just forget that and go into a related major like criminal justice or pre-law?
I guess this counts as a legal question, right?
A: Don't knock yourself out selecting a major on the basis of whether it will be best-suited for law school. Paralegal studies is good. Criminal justice is good too, as are dozens of majors you can choose from. They both give you options if your plans change. Experienced paralegals do much of the day-to-day work that holds most law firms together. Criminal justice could give you options for law enforcement, corrections, court officer, government, lawmaking, and many other fields. Just choose a major you like, one that's not going to send you into ruinous debt, one that's practical career-wise if your plans change, one you'll be happy with, and one you could maintain decent grades in. Law schools will basically look at your grades and your LSAT scores. Good luck
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