Law School Preparation Program

Pre-Law is no longer the preferred route to enter law school. Law schools are looking for applicants who have a baccalaureate degree in a liberal arts discipline with a curriculum that emphasizes the following: 

1. effective written and oral communication;
2. development of an understanding of human institutions and values that influence the establishment of laws and legal practice; and
3. development of creative thinking and problem-solving skills. 

More information on law school admissions can be obtained from the Association of American Law Schools at its Web site www.aals.org.  

Law schools look for an undergraduate academic program that emphasizes course work in the social sciences including history and politics, English and quantitative analysis through the study of mathematics, statistics and the sciences. Students are also encouraged to take courses in economics, accounting and financial management. 

Law school applicants are evaluated for the intellectual potential to do law school level course work (undergraduate major, minor and electives; cumulative GPA; and LSAT score); the character to meet the professional and ethical standards of practicing law; and internship or work experience in a legal setting. 

Law School Preparation

A student seeking a career in law is encouraged to develop the following educational plan: 

1. select a major in English, Psychology, Liberal Arts, or History and Politics;
2. consider electives from the following: Ac101, Ac102, Ec202, Ev303, Ev308, Ev405, Hp200, Hp201, Hp206, Hp207, Hp208, Hp209, Hp210, Ma202, Ma203, Mg303, Mg307, Mg320 or any 300 or 400 level En, Hp, Py or IT courses; and
3. participate in an internship or practicum experience in a legal setting. 

Bachelor Degree for Law School Preparation
         General Core                                                                     45 Credits
         Major Courses                                                                   36-39 Credits
               English
               History and Politics
               Liberal Arts
               Psychology
         Minor (optional)                                                                 18 Credits
         Electives                                                                            36-39 Credits
            Total for degree                                                             120 Credits