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PRE-LAW

There is no specific major that is needed for a student to attend law school. The American Bar Association recommends that the best preparation for law school is to take challenging courses in a variety of disciplines. Lawyers advise that you take courses that will promote writing, speaking, and critical thinking skills.

Those courses can be found in a variety of disciplines, and the key advice for students in pre-law is that they should consult with the pre-law advisor about how to construct a personal curriculum that develops the skills and competencies necessary for success in law school. Taking courses marked as Writing Intensive (WI) is good preparation for law school.Information about admission to law schools is available from the websites of individual schools; from the website of the Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law schools at http://officialguide.lsac.org. Students should consult with the Pre-Law faculty advisor early in their college career to devise a curriculum that is best-suited for LSAT preparation and law school admittance.


Suggested major courses or elective courses include:
 
Business Division
ACC 200 Fundamentals of Accounting
BUS 207 The Legal Environment
ECO 201 Principles of Economics I (Macro Economics)
ECO 202 Principles of Economics II (Micro Economics)
 
Education & Social Sciences Division
Legal Writing for Criminal Justice
HIS 111 The United States to 1865
HIS 112 The United States Since 1865
JUS/POL 410 Constitutional Law
JUS 293 Criminal Law
JUS 310 Reporting for Criminal Justice Professionals
POL 112 American Political System
POL 310 Political Economy
POL 400 American Political Thought
POL 401 Ideals and Ideology
PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology
SOC 400 Sociology of the Workplace
SOC 460 Deviant Behavior and Social Control
 
Humanities Division
ENG 130 Fundamentals of Communication
ENG 302 Advanced Composition
ENT 140 Oral Communication Methods
PHI 202 Ethics