Interested in going to Law School?
Applicants to law school must have or be completing at least a baccalaureate degree in any major they choose, from an accredited college or university; however, no particular major or prelaw curriculum is required. In fact, most universities do not offer a "prelaw" major. Undergraduate students planning to seek admission to law school should select a major and curriculum that interests them, that will challenge them and that will help them to develop their abilities for critical analysis, logical reasoning, and written and oral expression that will help them succeed in the rigorous academic environment of a law school.
Undergraduates planning to enroll in law school immediately after completing their baccalaureate degree should plan to begin the admissions process no later than the fall semester of their senior year of college. Applicants will have to take the Law School Admissions Test, a standardized test offered by the Law School Admissions Council,www.1sac.org., in June, September/October, December, and February each year. They will also need to subscribe to the Credential Assembly Service (CAS), which will coordinate their application packet for the law schools that they are applying to.
Some course suggestions offered at CSU to prepare for the LSAT:
- PHIL 110- Logic and Critical Thinking
- PHIL 210- Introduction to Formal Logic
- E 341- Principles of Literary Criticism
- CO 300- Writing Arguments
- ETST 444- Federal Indian Law and Policy
- ANY UPPER DIVISION (300-400 level) PHILOSOPHY
- Remember... it DOES NOT MATTER what your major is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
To get involved with the Pre-Law Club contact Student Organizations located in the Lory Student Center.