washed out wrote:So from what I gather, an undergraduate curriculum built around preparing a student for law school is entirely counterproductive to getting said student into law school. Correct?
I'd like to dive deeper into this paradox. Anybody here care to endorse a pre-law course of study?
i believe the reasoning is that since law is an intensive trade field, someone studying it should really focus on it without diverting their attention to other fields of study. this goes against the college philosophy of getting a well-rounded base. at most colleges, a major is only like 6-10 courses and there are a ton of other requirements.
pre-law majors also tend to enter law school thinking "they know about the law already" which can distort their views.
on a personal level, it can be a bad idea because if law school doesn't pan out or you change your mind, you will have some explaining to do for the rest of your life (applying to non-law jobs as a "prelaw" major).