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Why Pre-Law?

No specific major is required or recommended to prepare you for law school or the Law School Admission Test. It is recommended that you choose a Major that interests and challenges you.
The Law School Admission Council recommends that someone interested in pre-law take advantage of educational, extra-curricular and life experience opportunities to develop the following skills, values and knowledge.


  • analytic and problem solving skills,
  • critical reading abilities
  • writing skills,
  • oral communication and listening abilities,
  • general research skills
  • task organization and management skills
  • the value of serving the interests of others while promoting justice.
  • understanding of history, political thought, math and financial matters, human behavior and diverse cultures.