Many universities do not offer a major specifically called 'pre-law' because law schools do not require any specific major for admission. However, pre-law programs are often offered through the political science department at universities, and include courses to prepare students for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT).
Most schools require students to declare a major aside from pre-law. The most popular undergraduate majors of students admitted to law schools are political science, economics, business administration, history, English, and rhetoric. Most law schools give equal admission consideration to all academic disciplines because lawyers are needed in a wide variety of areas.
The career trajectory of people with a Pre-Law degree appears to be focused around a few careers. The most common career that users with Pre-Law degrees have experience in is Lawyer, followed by Paralegal, Legal Secretary, Animal Lawyer, Judicial Law Clerk, Compliance Manager, Human Resources Manager, Investment Banker, Political Scientist, and Risk Management Specialist.
|Career||% of graduates||% of population||Multiple|
|Judicial Law Clerk||3.0%||0.0%||158.9×|
|Human Resources Manager||1.6%||0.5%||3.1×|
|Risk Management Specialist||1.0%||0.1%||12.0×|
Pre-Law graduates earn on average $k, putting them in the bottom percentile of earners with a degree.
|Percentile||Earnings after graduation ($1000s USD)|
|25th (bottom earners)||-|
|Median (average earners)||-|
|75th (top earners)||-|
Pre-Law graduates are highly employed compared to other graduates. We have collected data on three types of underemployment. Part-time refers to work that is less than 30 hours per week. Non-college refers to work that does not require a college degree. Low-paying includes a list of low-wage service jobs such as janitorial work, serving, or dishwashing.
|Employment Type||Proportion of graduates|
|We are still collecting information for this degree|