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2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Pre-Law Program

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Coordinator - Marilley
Advisers-Baker, Flynn, Griffith, Jackson, Koch, Lentsner, Marilley, Moore, S. Smith, Swails, Wightman

Capital University has a long tradition of preparing students for the law profession. Hundreds of our students have graduated from a wide variety of law schools and are practicing in the various fields of law. Our experience in pre-law advising is aided by our involvement with the Capital University Law School.

There is no specific pre-law curriculum. Students interested in a career in law should, in conjunction with a pre-law adviser, undertake a broadly based academic curriculum. We subscribe to the American Bar Association’s statement on law school entrance, ”The best preparation for the study of law is a broad liberal arts education.”

To be accepted into a law school, you need a strong academic record and a wide range of liberal arts courses. The liberal arts background will provide you with the skills that law schools require for entrance. These skills include:

-Oral and written communications skills. The ability to speak well and the ability to write well is a prerequisite for a successful law career.

-Creative, critical and analytical thinking skills. A successful lawyer must be able to use reason and logic to arrive at viable arguments and conclusions.

-A knowledge of the institutions and values of society so that you may understand the context in which the law operates.

With the assistance of a pre-law adviser, we recommend that you choose a major that suits your individual needs and interests. It should also be a major that will allow you to strengthen the skills you will need to be accepted into the law school of your choice.

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