College of Arts and Sciences
Pre-Law Program

Requirements for Law Scholars

  • Law Scholars must meet the following criteria:

    1. Complete the required Law Scholars courses
    2. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.60 or higher
    3. Complete the bachelor’s degree program in the College of Arts and Sciences or Albers School of Business and Economics
    4. Take the LSAT examination with evidence of substantial effort and preparation
    5. Maintain a level of conduct consistent with the norms and standards of the legal profession

    Required Courses

    Some of these courses may fit within major requirements while others will be in addition.

    Sophomore Year:

    ECON 2130 Principles of Economics: Macro (Formerly ECON 271) OR
    ECON 2110 Principle of Economics: Micro (Formerly ECON 272)

    PLSC 2000 Introduction to American Politics (Formerly PLSC 200)
    PHIL 2600 Introduction to Logic (Formerly PHIL 260)

    Junior/Senior Years:

    PLSC 2500 Introduction to Political Theory (Formerly PLSC 250) OR
    SOCL 3120 Sociological Theory (Formerly SOCL 307)

    CRJS 2100 Law, Society and Justice (Formerly CRJS 210) OR
    PLSC 3190 Law, Politics and Society (Formerly PLSC 319)

    PLSC 3210 American Constitutional Law (Formerly PLSC 321) OR
    PLSC 3560 American Political Thought (Formerly PLSC 356)

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