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What Classes Should You to Take Before Applying to Law School?


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If you are considering applying to law school it might be a relief to know that, generally speaking, there are no required courses for admission to law school. Law students come with a variety of different majors. But admissions officers want to see well rounded applicants who have a broad range of knowledge. Choose a major and courses that are challenging and interesting to you - and do well. Below are some courses that will help you develop into a well rounded applicant and prepare you to succeed in law school.

History, Government, and Politics
These topics are interwoven with the field of law. Demonstrate that you have some knowledge of the government and its history

  • United States and World History
  • Economics
  • Government
  • Jurisprudence
  • Law and/or Taxation
  • Political Science
Writing, Thinking, and Public Speaking
A career as a lawyer is all about critical thinking, writing, and speaking. Take classes that offer opportunities for extensive critiqued writing. Seek opportunities to debate and speak publicly.
  • Debate
  • English
  • Literature
  • Logic
  • Philosophy
  • Public Policy
  • Public Speaking
  • Writing
Social Sciences The study of human behavior is fascinating - and much of law concerns human behavior.
  • Anthropology
  • Criminology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Religious Studies
Most of these courses form the backbone of a solid undergraduate liberal arts education. Choose challenging courses that fit your interests and aspirations.


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