Legal Professions and Studies Major

Description: A program that prepares individuals for the professional study of law at the post-baccalaureate level. Is Legal Professions and Studies the right major for you?
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Legal Professions and Studies Major

What Kinds of Students Major in Pre-Law?

Law schools are primarily interested in students who possess strong analytical and communication skills. They prefer students who have a diverse educational background to those who have a narrow academic focus. Thus, students planning to attend law school may select virtually any undergraduate major. Competition for admission to top-ranked law schools is quite intense. To be seriously considered by one of these schools, it helps to have a high GPA and a strong performance on the LSAT exam. Students who major in law are individuals who are well adapted to hard work and rigorous schedules involving multiple classes and a lot of studying. Individuals in this major are focused upon becoming professional lawyers, judges, prosecutors, corporate ?in house? counsel or some other law-related positions. These individuals usually like to be in positions of influence within society and like to know that they make a positive difference in the world in what they do.

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What Courses Do Pre-Law Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Pre-Law majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • Advanced Writing Workshop
  • American Constitutional Law
  • Anthropology of Law
  • Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
  • Constitutional History
  • Crime and Criminology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Deviance and Social Control
  • Drugs in American Society
  • Introduction to Logic
  • Political Methodology
  • Practical Logic