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Choosing a Major

Your goal should be to find a law program that embraces your values, will provide a positive learning environment, and prepare you to practice law to the best of your abilities. Investigate as many programs as possible, make contacts with their admissions officers, faculty, and even alumni to get an understanding of the school beyond what their web sites tell you. You want a satisfactory law school experience, and this starts with you taking charge of this process.

How do I find a major that is right for me?

Can I graduate with a degree in Prelaw?

What majors will help me get into law school?

Click to Explore Majors and Law Schools

Law studies can encompass a wide range of specialty areas. A specialization in a legal field is not required before applying to a law school, however, if you are sure of the type of law you want to practice, find a school  with a concentration or clinic in that area. The fields of law we have identified is comprehensive, but is by no means a complete listing of all legal specialties. We want you to consider the possibilities as you investigate legal studies. Regardless of your academic classification, with your current undergraduate major, you can find a legal specialization to best utilize your interest.

Under each of the headings on the right you will find a description of the specialty area, Texas Tech University majors and specializations that support a post-graduate education in the law specialty, and law schools with an emphasis in the particular area. Click on each heading to reveal and hide the supporting information.