The Classics Prepare Students for Law School and More

Think a classics major is a throwback to an earlier era, with little application in the modern world?

Think again, says classics and political science double major Makaila Hootman ’25. Hootman came to Grinnell with a strong desire to go on to law school. As a 6-year-old, she was obsessed with Abraham Lincoln. “I’ve just always known that I wanted to be a lawyer,” Hootman says.

Why, then, is she studying the classics?

Read more on the Grinnell College website.

Original article published February 13, 2024.

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