Angela graduated from Messiah College in 2006 with a humanities major with a philosophy concentration. In the fall of 2009, she applied for a public interest fellowship for law school after working for 2 ½ years as a case manager for a non-profit agency in Philadelphia that provides behavioral and health services to indigent children. She received the fellowship and is now in law school in the Philadelphia area. After being in the 91st percentile on the standard Law School Admission Test (LSAT), this is what she had to say in an email to Dr. Collins:
For what it's worth, I felt that my degree in philosophy prepared me for the LSAT really well. It's an entire test focused on logical reasoning, identifying the strengths and weaknesses of arguments, etc.
(You can share this with your students ‑ or their parents ‑ who may wonder whether a degree in philosophy is "practical")