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What classes do you have to take for pre-law?

#Law #Lawyer I want to become a lawyer when I graduate and was wondering while I am thinking about colleges. #college #college-major #college-majors #law-practice

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Alexandra (Sasha)’s Answer

I agree with the answer above. Unlike medical school, law school does not have any college class prerequisites or "have-to"s. So you have lots of freedom in college to pursue your own academic interests.

If you want to get a jump start though, choose college classes that begin to teach you some of the skills that will be important to succeed in law school. Anything where you can practice reading, comprehension, writing, analytical skills. English, philosophy, comparative lit. You can take some history or government/polysci classes to help you understand the organization of the legal system and place it in context of our larger society. Finally, if you are interested in specific types of law, you could look for similar classes. Some larger colleges offer criminology or forensic classes; you could take gender or elder studies if that type of law might interest you; or get a science major and pursue patent law.
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Ana’s Answer

Pre-Law can done as a major or minor when completing your bachelors education. The classes required are different and are unique to each university.

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Carly’s Answer

Any class that requires reading and analysis. Writing classes are good too. I took classes in business, history, international relations, political science, philosophy, and science.
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Kyle’s Answer

There is no required undergraduate course work to enter law school. My undergraduate course work was in multimedia and Japanese. It had nothing to do with law, or even writing. But I entered with a scholarship based on my GPA and LSAT, which I maintained throughout law school. And I have just passed the bar exam. So you can enter and be very successful in law school without any undergraduate law experience. Most students, however, take political sciences or philosophy before entering law school, but you can be successful with whatever undergraduate course work you would like. college law-school
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