Pre-Law Preparation for Students Planning to Attend Law School
Comprehensive advising is available for students planning or considering the study and practice in law. Law or pre-law does not constitute a major. In fact, a wide variety of fields of study may be appropriate for the prospective lawyer. Many students select the major in political science, which offers a law emphasis, while others select major and minor fields in the humanities, social sciences, or sciences, mathematics or physical sciences. Careful planning of appropriate fields of study – with special attention to a foundation of skills developed in classes with emphasis on written and oral communication, research, calculation, logical reasoning and critical thinking – is strongly recommended. The pre-law adviser will help all students with their plans to gain an appropriate preparation for entering law school. This adviser is a source of much information about law schools and their requirements as well as preparation for the LSAT examination, which is used to help law schools evaluate students’ qualifications for entrance. The pre-law adviser is Thomas Corbin, Douglas Hall, Room 247.