I'm new to this forum so apologies if this topic has already been covered. I'm a bit of a walking cliche but I'm a 31-year old lawyer who is seriously thinking about becoming a teacher. Ideally, I'd love to teach history or poli-sci at the high school level. I received my college and law degrees from ivy league schools. But the forums I've read have repeatedly stated that history teachers are "a dime a dozen" and hence those positions are extremely competitive. Does having a law degree provides any kind of advantage in competing for high school social studies teaching positions?