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Episode 32: So You Want To Be a Lawyer: Preparing for Law School While in College

December 27, 2021

It's one of the oldest professions and a job that touches nearly every aspect of our lives, from finances and real estate to commerce, health care and beyond.

That far-reaching trade is law, which encompasses far more than the intense courtroom scenes we see in crime movies and TV shows. In fact, there are more than a dozen major fields of law and an array of even more nuanced concentrations offered at law schools around the country.

But for those who dream of attending law school one day, knowing where to start can feel overwhelming. What undergraduate majors will lay the right foundation? What courses should you take in college to acquire and hone the skills you’ll need in any legal field? And what can you do now — in high school — to set yourself up for future success?

In this episode of College Admissions Insider, we'll provide a guide to all that and more.

Our guest is Dianne McDonald, a pre-law adviser at Bucknell who helps students plot their journeys to a career in law.

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