Pre-Law Specialization

The Pre-Law specialization is meant to create a foundation in preparation for a successful career in law. Through this specialization, students are introduced to the American political system, precedent-setting Supreme Court cases, and philosophical/ethical frameworks for judging legal questions.

Requirements

15 credits

Total does not include prerequisite courses.

Complete one course (3 credits) from the following:

POE-110United States Political Economy

3 credits

POE-215Power and Policy

3 credits

POE-250Introduction to Political Philosophy

3 credits

POE-255Introduction to Political Philosophy Through Plato

3 credits

POE-317Capitalism and Socialism

3 credits

Complete one course (3 credits) from the following:

ENG-255Topics in Literature—British

3 credits

ENG-265Topics in Literature—American

3 credits

ENG-275Topics in Literature—Postcolonial

3 credits

ENG-355Advanced Topics in Literature—British

3 credits

ENG-365Advanced Topics in Literature—America

3 credits

ENG-375Advanced Topics in Literature—Postcolonial

3 credits

Complete one course (3 credits) from the following:

BUS-391Business Law

3 credits

POE-300Constitutional Law I

3 credits

POE-335International Law and Organizations

3 credits

Complete one course (3 credits) from the following:

PHI-201The Good Life

3 credits

PHI-202Bioethics

3 credits

PHI-309Feminist Philosophy

3 credits

PHI-331Ethics

3 credits

PHI-340Environmental Philosophy

3 credits

REL-350Religion and Ethics

3 credits

Complete three credits of the following:

INT-497Internship

1-6 credits

There are multiple pathways to law school. No particular major is recommended. Indeed, law schools accept students who have majored in everything from music to environmental studies. Regardless of the major, students would benefit from courses in several disciplines not required for the minor, including international relations, history, sociology, and environmental studies.