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Chapter V: Special Degrees and Pre-Professional Studies

The second half of this chapter describes several pre-professional courses of study. Pre-professional advising is available at both the Academic Advising Center and the Office of Career Planning and Placement.

Pre-Legal Studies and Pre-Medicine

Pre-Law Studies

A strong liberal arts education is an ideal way to prepare for the professional study of law. LS&A students should acquire the skills that enable critical thinking, logical reasoning, and effective writing by pursuing a balanced and challenging undergraduate program.

Successful study of the law requires the ability to speak clearly and correctly. Plan to continue sharpening these skills throughout your undergraduate education. Participate in extracurricular activities, student organizations, and enroll in courses stressing group interaction and leadership responsibilities. It is important to challenge yourself to think independently, attaining exactness of thought, and making valid analytical comparisons and differentiations. Spend time investigating courses which demand precise thinking and close reading. There are no prerequisite courses and there is no required concentration for entering law school. A prospective law student, above all, should take courses in any subject that will be personally interesting while providing intellectual challenges and that will help develop an understanding of the nature and aspirations of American society.

Interested students should view the pre-law website and schedule an appointment with a pre-professional advisor in the Academic Advising Center and visit the Office of Career Planning and Placement for information and reference material about the legal profession.



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