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What major is best to pick when trying to become an environmental lawyer?

I'm in my first year of university (Canada), and I am currently enrolled in a Bsc in Environmental Science. I have the choice between 4 majors, which I have to decide between in the coming months. The four options include: Resource management, Environmental economics and Policy, Environmental science and lastly Ecology.

I was wondering if anyone would know which of the four majors would set me up best for a career in environmental law? 

Thanks!

  • Best Answer

    As an environmental attorney (now retired), I think the undergraduate major that would have most benefitted me would have been geology (I was biology).

    If you only have the four to choose from, I'd think environmental science would be the best, but take as many geology electives as you can, those that cover groundwater flow in particular. 

    Sam Spayed
    Lv 7 1 month ago 1 0
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  • As an environmental attorney (now retired), I think the undergraduate major that would have most benefitted me would have been geology (I was biology).

    If you only have the four to choose from, I'd think environmental science would be the best, but take as many geology electives as you can, those that cover groundwater flow in particular. 

    Sam Spayed 1 month ago 1 0
  • If environmental engineering was an option, or if you would consider an engineering degree, then master's in environmental engineering, that would position you the best as you would have some authority in the environmental field. Next best, environmental science. You need background in the field to properly evaluate cases, prepare, etc.

    ibu guru 1 month ago 1 0
  • i would ask a guidance counselor at your school about it

    Pearl L 1 month ago 0 1
  • I think Environmental Economics and Policy might be the best bet for a future lawyer in this field.  Any of them would do, but the other three are really best suited, in my view, to someone who wants to become an actual environmentalist and who plans to pursue a graduate degree to that end.

    Lili 1 month ago 1 0