Classics

Zarine Alam ’10


I’m a new lawyer and I definitely think being a Classics major made law school easier. A lot of the work I did as a law student required parsing language and figuring out what arguments were being made — there were many parallels with reading Latin! There are also several Latin phrases/terms used in law, and it’s fun to have an understanding of what they mean and how to pronounce them correctly. Sometimes legal jargon can feel like a foreign language, and so having had so much practice in translating Latin helped make it less overwhelming.

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