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Students interested in a career in law may pursue a bachelor's degree in any major currently offered at Lourdes.
Pre-Law students have traditionally majored in areas such as History, English, and Business, but many currently major in Science, Education, and Nursing. Similarly, there are no required courses for Lourdes students who are planning to attend law school. It is the overall performance in the major along with a high grade point average and an excellent score on the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) that play the most important part in winning entrance into law school.
However, students should keep the following general rules in mind when choosing courses. Law schools frequently recommend the following:
Pre-Law students should work closely with their advisors to ensure that their General Education, major and minor field, and elective courses enhance the following skills:
While every major and bachelor’s degree currently offered at Lourdes is acceptable in the Pre-Law Program, there are certain generic types of knowledge that the student should acquire before attending law school. These types of knowledge include:
With these basic skills and generic types of knowledge in mind, students may choose from among the following suggested (although not required) courses to fulfill General Education, major and minor field, or elective requirements (courses with prerequisites are marked by an asterisk):
Pre-Law students who have reached junior status should contact the Chair of the Department of History (who will act as the Upper-Class Pre-Law Advisor) in order to determine a plan for applying to law school. The plan will cover:
Students should remain in contact with the Upper-Class Pre-Law Advisor throughout every stage of the application process.
Robert Detwiler, Ph.D.
Director of Academic Advising
Director of Prior Learning
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