ERIC Number: EJ1097328
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Is Economics a Good Major for Future Lawyers? Evidence from Earnings Data
Winters, John V.
Journal of Economic Education, v47 n2 p187-191 2016
This study reports descriptive data on earnings differences for practicing lawyers by undergraduate major with a focus on economics majors. Some majors do much better than others. Economics majors tend to do very well in both median and mean earnings. Electrical engineering, accounting, finance, and some other majors also do relatively well. This information is useful for undergraduates planning to attend law school and considering what undergraduate major field to study. Economics appears to be a very good option.
Descriptors: Economics Education, Lawyers, Majors (Students), Income, Education Work Relationship, Undergraduate Students, National Surveys
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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