Best college majors for HR Law?

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Best college majors for HR Law?

Postby davidp5118 » Fri Jun 10, 2016 12:01 am

I am looking at becoming an HR lawyer. I have researched it for many years and am confident that it is something I would love to do. however, I am not quite sure what to major in during college!

Most places say Political Science is a great go-to for law school, however most jobs looking for an HR lawyer prefers a BS in something HR related, such as Public Administration.

Any suggestions?

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David

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Re: Best college majors for HR Law?

Postby pancakes3 » Fri Jun 10, 2016 12:12 am

what's so appealing about HR law?

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Postby Barack O'Drama » Fri Jun 10, 2016 12:22 am

pancakes3 wrote:what's so appealing about HR law?


Kind of curious about this too? I think the evidences suggests that you shouldn't put all your eggs in one basket in plans to practice a type of law you can't be sure you truly want to practice. Often students completely change what type of law they originally thought they desires after finding something else more interesting in law school. In general though, I think the wisdom is to take whatever classes/major is going to net you the highest GPA. Usually the classes you're interested in the most will be more likely the yield higher grades. Deciding between political science and public policy probably isn't all that different.(There are some fundamental differences obviously..) I was a History/Poli Sci double major with a minor in Public policy. A lot of the same classes fulfilled both PP and PS for my degree. This could vary school to school though. Poli sci was a bit more interesting and easier to bullshit for higher grades.
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Re: Best college majors for HR Law?

Postby davidp5118 » Fri Jun 10, 2016 12:26 am

Barack O'Drama wrote:
pancakes3 wrote:what's so appealing about HR law?


Kind of curious about this too? I think the evidences suggests that you shouldn't put all your eggs in one basket in plans to practice a type of law you can't be sure you truly want to practice. Often students completely change what type of law they originally thought they desires after finding something else more interesting in law school. In general though, I think the wisdom is to take whatever classes/major is going to net you the highest GPA. Usually the classes you're interested in the most will be more likely the yield higher grades. Deciding between political science and public policy probably isn't all that different.(There are some fundamental differences obviously..) I was a History/Poli Sci double major with a minor in Public policy. A lot of the same classes fulfilled both PP and PS for my degree. This could vary school to school though. Poli sci was a bit more interesting and easier to bullshit for higher grades.


Thank you for your response! That makes sense to me, the idea to not really choose a specific field quite yet. However, I am just confused about the process when choosing a field. You finish law school and then what? If I still really wanted to focus on HR would I look for an HR firm?

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Re: Best college majors for HR Law?

Postby Barack O'Drama » Fri Jun 10, 2016 12:49 am

davidp5118 wrote:
Barack O'Drama wrote:
pancakes3 wrote:what's so appealing about HR law?


Kind of curious about this too? I think the evidences suggests that you shouldn't put all your eggs in one basket in plans to practice a type of law you can't be sure you truly want to practice. Often students completely change what type of law they originally thought they desires after finding something else more interesting in law school. In general though, I think the wisdom is to take whatever classes/major is going to net you the highest GPA. Usually the classes you're interested in the most will be more likely the yield higher grades. Deciding between political science and public policy probably isn't all that different.(There are some fundamental differences obviously..) I was a History/Poli Sci double major with a minor in Public policy. A lot of the same classes fulfilled both PP and PS for my degree. This could vary school to school though. Poli sci was a bit more interesting and easier to bullshit for higher grades.


Thank you for your response! That makes sense to me, the idea to not really choose a specific field quite yet. However, I am just confused about the process when choosing a field. You finish law school and then what? If I still really wanted to focus on HR would I look for an HR firm?


No problem. The short answer is that it depends on what type of setting you're looking to work in. Large firm/mid sized/small/solo. It will also depend on where you go to law school to a large extent. The goal is generally to have a job offer/clerkship by the time you graduate. I think many people get an idea during 1L where you take classes in a little bit of everything. Then you try to get an offer as a summer associate where you can explore what you like by actually doing some work.

I really am not knowledgeable enough to give any good advice. I am a 0L and this seems like a question for one of the knowledgeable TLS vets.
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Re: Best college majors for HR Law?

Postby eagle2a » Fri Jun 10, 2016 12:49 am

what the fuck is hr law

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Re: Best college majors for HR Law?

Postby emkay625 » Fri Jun 10, 2016 12:56 am

Do you mean human rights or human resources?

Either way, the answer is it does not matter what your undergraduate major is. Major in something that will allow you to maximize your GPA and/or you would enjoy doing if law school doesn't work out.

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Re: Best college majors for HR Law?

Postby Loney M. Setnick » Fri Jun 10, 2016 7:17 am

emkay625 wrote:Do you mean human rights or human resources?

Either way, the answer is it does not matter what your undergraduate major is. Major in something that will allow you to maximize your GPA and/or you would enjoy doing if law school doesn't work out.


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Re: Best college majors for HR Law?

Postby zeglo » Fri Jun 10, 2016 7:51 am

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Re: Best college majors for HR Law?

Postby Mikey » Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:16 am

Undergrad major doesn't really matter. Just study something you like and get a good GPA.

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Re: Best college majors for HR Law?

Postby Lawyers&Commissary » Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:33 am

emkay625 wrote:Do you mean human rights or human resources?

Either way, the answer is it does not matter what your undergraduate major is. Major in something that will allow you to maximize your GPA and/or you would enjoy doing if law school doesn't work out.


Literally thought OP was trying to say labor & employment

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Re: Best college majors for HR Law?

Postby emkay625 » Fri Jun 10, 2016 1:11 pm

Lawyers&Commissary wrote:
emkay625 wrote:Do you mean human rights or human resources?

Either way, the answer is it does not matter what your undergraduate major is. Major in something that will allow you to maximize your GPA and/or you would enjoy doing if law school doesn't work out.


Literally thought OP was trying to say labor & employment


I did too and then was like maybe it's actually human rights.

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Re: Best college majors for HR Law?

Postby murdock83 » Tue Jun 28, 2016 5:26 pm

If you are interested in HR, then get a business degree. Communications may also be another option to that route. HR is a relatively employable field in case law doesn't work out for you and there are plenty of other certifications you can get. Otherwise, major doesn't matter one bit for LS, only GPA. If you are interested in public administration, you may consider getting a MPA instead...probably a lot cheaper than law school.



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