Photo used with permission from Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Marquette University Libraries

This autographed photograph of President Lyndon B. Johnson with long-time Milwaukee Representative Clement Zablocki represents a tradition of Marquette alums who made careers in public service, ranging from U. S. Representatives Ralph Metcalfe and Gwen Moore to state legislator and Wisconsin Circuit Court Judge Pedro Colón. Zablocki served as a Congressmen from 1949 to 1893 and left his papers to Marquette's special collections.

What can you do with your history major: Law & Public Service

How well does a History major prepare students who are interested in a career in Law? According to LSAC statistics, nearly four out of five History majors (79%) who applied to law schools were admitted. While this is an exceptional high rate, it is also stands out in comparison to acceptance rates for other popular degree programs such as: English (77%), Political Science (73%), Sociology (67%), Computer Science (63%), Business Administration (57%) and Criminal Justice (56%). Enough said? For students interested in a career in politics and government, or perhaps graduates concerned about their civic duties and responsibilities, a History degree is ideal. It hones student abilities for clear, rational thinking that is essential to making ethical and responsible decisions.

"Law is the witness and external deposit of our moral life. Its history is the history of the moral development of the race."

- Oliver Wendell Holmes

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