Q&A: What’s the best way for me to get into psychology/pre-law to help fight for kids rights in schools?

Question by : What’s the best way for me to get into psychology/pre-law to help fight for kids rights in schools?
I’m going to be a senior and I’ve been doing some serious thinking about my future. Originally, I wanted to be a crisis counselor in an elementary school and I would major in psychology. I was told by many people that in order to do that, I should major in education first and get into psych later, because getting a job in psych alone is difficult. Then someone gave me the idea that I could get into psych and law and be able to fight for kids with ADHD and such in schools, and I think that’s something I might want to do. I’m just curious how exactly I’d do that (what to major in, what kinds of classes to take), and if there were any specific schools that would be best for this type of thing. I’m pretty smart but on a tight college budget, so private schools are my best shot at getting money, although University of Delaware is my absolute favorite school right now. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!

Best answer:

Answer by ownpool
I have graduated from law school and practiced law.

Go to your state university, earn top grades, graduate from university, apply to law school, earn top grades, graduate from law school, pass the bar exam, and start volunteering (not for legal work) with groups which help these children. You might find some parents who want to hire you for their legal cases. Becoming an attorney with such a narrow objective is usually not a practical idea.

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