Want to go to law school someday? Study math now.

Want to maybe be a lawyer someday?  You’re not alone.   But you may be surprised to hear that studying math may be the best thing you can do to increase your chances of getting in to a top law school.

Professor Michael Nieswiadomy recently analyzed law school admissions test (LSAT) scores for students from 29 college majors and found that students majoring in math, physics, and economics scored the highest on the LSAT.

As a lawyer (and former LSAT tutor), these results make intuitive sense to me.    Being “good at arguing” is rarely what makes a great lawyer.   The majority of lawyers never argue a case in court.  Rather, we spend most of our time thinking, researching, analyzing, and writing.

Which majors scored the lowest, on average?   Criminal justice and pre-law.   (Ouch.)

2 Responses to Want to go to law school someday? Study math now.

  1. BlackRhino September 14, 2009 at 7:38 PM #

    You can find out more info on LSAT by visiting their website at http://www.LSAC.org. On the upper right of the LSAC webpage, you can find details on registration info.

    There are also many resources at your local library or Amazon you can borrow or buy on LSAT preparation.

    Good luck with your endeavors.

    BlackRhino
    MathSecret.com–Easiest Way to Learn Math. Guaranteed!

  2. Anna Isnardi September 12, 2009 at 2:22 PM #

    I am seriously thinking about Law School. The only difficulty that I am currently faced with is where to take the LSAT and general information related to such.

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