BENEFITS OF A FINE ARTS EDUCATION: Effects on a Legal Career

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A person choosing what to do as a career is probably one of the hardest decisions they will ever make in their life. There are numerous options for education that will get a person to the same career goal. Usually, this means deciding among options such as a technical degree, a community college, or a university. After making this tough choice, the decision making process is far from over. Not only does the person need to choose what type of school they attend, such as private or public, but they also must choose where and most importantly with what degree. It is not as simple as saying "I would like to be a doctor!" and choosing the doctor degree. There are a series of steps to get a person to the point of being a doctor. This is the same …show more content…
No other degree does this other than a Bachelor of Fine Arts. The Fine Arts has many benefits and this paper will explain what those are.
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One of the biggest myths about preparing for law school is that there are only certain majors at undergraduate institutions that will allow a person to apply for law school. Usually, people believe that a person must enter a pre-law program or obtain a degree is something such as political science, international studies, or government affairs. In the American Bar Association's article Preparing for Law School (2011) the Pre-law Committee of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar dispels this myth by stating, "There is no single path that will prepare you for a legal education." The Pre-law Committee goes on to explain how students from various categories of life and educational backgrounds have the same ability to enter law school whether they enter immediately after undergraduate education or after years of real-life work experience. When considering a discipline in undergraduate education, the ABA (American Bar Association) even goes as far as stating their opinion on this subject. As quoted from the article Preparing for Law School (2011), "The ABA does not recommend any undergraduate majors or group of courses to prepare for a legal education." More evidence to support this statement is provided in the article Selecting a

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