In its statement on pre-legal education, the Association of American Law Schools has expressed the view that there is no “pre-law major.” Because law is created and applied within a political, social and economic context, law school applicants should acquire a broad liberal arts education to help them understand the place of law in our society.

Law school admission is primarily based on: undergraduate cumulative grade point average (GPA), results of the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) and evaluations from faculty. In addition, a personal interview (if requested), and participation in community and college activities may be considered by some law schools.

Students interested in attending law school should take courses that stress logical and analytical thinking, written and verbal expression, reading comprehension and knowledge of government and economics. Courses in areas such as political science, philosophy, accounting, writing and literature, mathematics, sociology and economics are particularly useful. The pre-law adviser is available for help in selecting appropriate undergraduate courses and to offer advice about preparation for the LSAT exam and applying to law schools.