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What are some relevant courses I should take while in Undergraduate school to be well prepared for the test to get into Law School?

Updated Norfolk, Virginia

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Michael’s Answer

Updated Los Angeles, California

Hi Damian,


Great question since there is really no secret formula. However, there are courses to help. Law School is designed to make you think. Yes, there is black letter law, and you either know it or look it up for accuracy or you don't. But it's also important to train your brain to think logically and consider multiple scenarios.


Developing your common sense and strengthening your argumentative reasoning is key. Classes like philosophy, political science, and sociology do just that. You also want to take classes that get your comfortable with presentation. Introductory acting courses, and taking on leadership roles in student organizations really help to challenge your thinking and make you comfortable and confident in the spotlight.


Lastly, writing is very important. This is where you craft arguments and support your reasoning with proof. Many courses in liberal arts will have research paper midterms and (although sometimes annoying) it provides amazing practice for law school.


Hope this helps!


Best,

Michael

Stephen’s Answer

Updated

There is no one right course. But I would recommend taking a logic class to help you on the LSAT. I would also take a philosophy class where the Socratic method is used. Maybe take a class where strong writing is the focus. Finally, I would take a class where you have to deal with people who express very strong opinions. Law school has a way of bringing those people out of the woodwork.

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