carter12- for what it’s worth, I have a BA and an MS in the dismal science. My MS program wasn’t heavy into the math, so I can’t speak to that angle. At the undergraduate level, I am of the opinion that an Econ degree gives one a unique and valuable viewpoint on what people actually do. It taught me, or example, to pretty much hate politicians and trial lawyers, although not intentionally.
My advice- sounds like you are bent on being a lawyer first. Talk to a few different kinds of lawyers about what they do, how they got there, and probably most important, would they do it again if given the chance.
If all of that’s a go, then pick the best path to get you lawyered up. I think that Econ would be a great background for a lawyer, but since I’m not one, I can’t speak with any cred on that.
It may not seem like it at present, but you are still very young. Don’t think that because something looks good starting out it will continue to do so down the road. If you lose a year or two trying a thing or two to find something that grabs a hold of you and compels your interest and you are good at, don’t worry. It’s alot easier to explain that than bad grades from lack of interest or poor aptitude at the wrong choice.
As to an overview of economics, Thomas Sowell has written two books, one on basic principles and the other on basic applications. Lots of the ‘right’ people don’t like him, which to me is good, and the man has some balls, big ones, which is good too.
Hope that helps.