According to the Association of American Law Schools, preparation for entry into law school calls for: the development of basic skills, particularly in the use of language; a strenuous effort to improve one’s capacity for critical thinking; and the acquiring of a broad liberal arts background. The skill most basic to success both as an undergraduate student and as a law school student is the ability to competently use the English language in both written and oral form. In addition students need to be concerned with developing the capacity to think logically and to critically evaluate the knowledge gained through their courses of study.
Because the law program operates through written and spoken word, the skill most central to success as both an undergraduate and a law school student is the ability to use the English language competently. Virtually any approved academic course of study, if pursued rigorously and diligently, should equip a student with these skills.
In order to assist in the pursuit of specific careers, students in political science are encouraged to gain practical experience through internships. There are a wide range of internship opportunities available. In recent years, students have had internships with member of Congress, with state legislators, on campaign staff, in legal offices, in non-profit organizations, and with interest groups.
There are many clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. Some heavily attended clubs are: International Relations Club, College Democrats, College Republicans, and International Strategy Organization. The International Relations Club is a place for those who have international interests to debate the issues of the day, organize conferences, and participate in model United Nations, among other things.