Pre-Law

Students planning to attend law school after graduation should seek a broad liberal arts education. Law schools do not recommend any specific pre-law curriculum and accept students from many majors. The Law School Admission Test (LSAT), which is an essential gateway to legal education, examines students’ abilities in reading comprehension as well as logical and analytical reasoning. Thus, it is most important that students develop their thinking, writing, and speaking skills through a variety of courses and experiences, and gain a critical understanding of human behavior, institutions, and values.

Students should discuss their interest in the law with their academic advisor and the pre-law advisor early in their academic careers to create a program that best fits the student’s interests and helps to prepare the student for admission to and success in law school. The following courses may be especially helpful for students considering careers in the law, though they are not required for admission to law school.

BUS 210Financial Accounting 14
ECO 201Principles of Economics4
ENJ 210AProse Studio3
HIS/POS 216LAmerican Constitutional History3
PHI 125MIntroduction to Logic3
POS 100American Politics and Government3
POS/HIS 324GHuman Rights in International History3
POS 340American Political Institutions3

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