One of the best ways to prepare for a career as a lawyer is to get an English degree. You read that correctly, an English degree! The skills learned while studying to get a degree in English can make you a more attractive candidate for admission into a law school. All of the time spent reading, analyzing, and writing arguments about different texts in your English classes helps to boost the skills needed to read and analyze law books and craft air-tight arguments for the courtroom. So, if you dream of standing in a courtroom commanding the attention of a judge and jury as you fight for truth and justice, an English degree just might be for you!
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Thurgood Marshall was the first African American Supreme Court Justice. The skills he learned while pursuing his English degree coupled with his talent for debate helped him to graduate from Lincoln University at the top of his class. Marshall later went on to pursue his Law degree at Howard University.
“None of us got where we are solely by pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps. We got here because somebody – a parent, a teacher, an Ivy League crony or a few nuns – bent down and helped us pick up our boots.” ~Thurgood Marshall