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2016-2017 Catalog

Legal Professions

While no particular courses are required for admission to law school, legal professions students need to develop strong reading and writing skills, as well as the ability to think logically, analyze critically, and express oral and written ideas clearly. These skills are not obtained exclusively in any field of study. Many majors accentuate these skills, but for those that do not, elective courses should be selected with these qualities in mind. A strong academic record is required for admission to law school.

The Legal Professions Program sponsors a number of related activities as well as informational meetings to assist students. They have the opportunity to participate in debate competitions as part of the Forensics Society and play roles on the College's Mock Trial Team. Any student interested in legal professions should contact the Dean of Advising. First-year and sophomore students should meet with a Gateway adviser in Career Services. Members of the Legal Professions Advisory Committee are also available for consultation. The Dean of Advising Office is available to assist students in areas related to law school admissions including preparation for the LSAT and selecting a school.