Why Study Pre-Law?
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Interested in attending law school? UWRF offers a pre-professional route for students interested in attending law school after earning a bachelor’s degree. Most law schools don’t require a particular course of study for admittance into their programs, however, pursuing pre-law is a strong signal of a career aspiration rather than a specific academic major.
Political science, criminology, international studies and English are popular majors for students planning to attend law school. UWRF offers pre-law advising for interested students, with advisers who will assist you in course selection and work closely with you as you apply to law school.
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Skills and Learning Outcomes
- Effectively communicate with a wide range of audiences in a variety of formats, including written and oral communications.
- Sharpen and expand your critical thinking skills.
- Critically evaluate knowledge.
Types of Courses
Depending on the major you choose, your courses will look different! Pre-law students should plan to focus on courses that will develop skills critical for law school, while also pursuing or expanding their interests. Foundational skills include:
- Problem solving
- Critical reading
- Research methods and skills
- Organization and management
- Relationship building and collaboration
- Public service and promotion of justice
Law school graduates have lots of options. Future roles could include:
- Investigator/Government Agent
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