Pre-Law Program

Pre-law gives students an opportunity to explore a legal career while developing some basic skills needed for law school, preparation for the LSAT (Law School Aptitude Test) or a career as a paralegal. Students wishing to complete this program enroll in the major of their choice. Students must meet all major requirements as well as pre-law core requirements.

Advising

Students self-identify as interested in pre-law and schedule an appointment with the pre-law advisor. The advisor, working with the student, will develop a schedule of courses which will include the core as well as the areas of student interest. For those students uncertain about their area of interest, the core could be supplemented with courses in the student’s major relevant to law, and the student could then elect to further pursue that area or take additional courses in a different area.

Recommended

Required

Core Requirements

The following eight courses are strongly recommended to encourage the development of relevant critical thinking, writing and analytical skills needed for a legal career:

COM 211Speech3
HIST 334H2b:Constitutional Hist of US3
PHIL 101T1:Logic3
GFA 403H2b:Constitutional Law (fomerly Supreme Court and the Constitution)3
GFA 405H3:DV:CivilRight&Libert3
SOC 212T1:Criminal Justice3
GFA 430/431Internship I1-6
Total Hours19-24
1

An internship experience of 1-6 credits approved by the pre-law advisor. A minimum 3-credit internship is recommended.

Elective Areas of Concentration

Students may choose to follow their particular interest in specific areas of law by selecting from the following elective concentrations:

Media Law/Entertainment Law
COM 210Mass Communication and Society3
COM 370Mass Media Law and Ethics 13
Criminal Law
SOC 305Criminology3
SOC 309H1:Corrections3
International Law
BUS 450DV:International Business 23
ECON 320International Trade/Finance 33
GFA 409H1:InternPoliti Econ3
GFA 415H3:International Law3
Business Law
BUS 230Financ/Managerial Accounting3
BUS 373Managerial Accounting3
BUS 363Corp Fin Mgmt in Global Env I3
ECON 312Money, Banking/Monetary Pol3
Political/Economic Policy and Law
ECON 203T1:Global Microeconomics3
ECON 204Global Macroeconomics3
ECON 312Money, Banking/Monetary Pol3
GFA 103T1:DV:American Government3
GFA 205State and Local Government3
GFA 213H2b:DV:Comparative Politics3
History of Law
HIST 103T1:DV:Hist of the U.S. to 18773
HIST 104T1:DV:Hist of U.S. since 18773
HIST 209H2b:Making Modern England3
HIST 305H2b:History of Western Law3
PHIL 100T1:Introduction to Philosophy3
PHIL 203T1:DV:Moral Philosophy3
PHIL 306H1:Philosophy of Law3
PHIL 312H2b:DV:Political Philosophy3
Total Hours78
1

 Prerequisite COM 210

2

Prerequisites in all business core courses except BUS 490

3

Prerequisite ECON 204