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Coursework and Skills to Emphasize

In addition to choosing a major, choosing courses is also important. Pre-Law students should choose courses that are challenging, and offer opportunities to do extensive writing and independent research.

Pre-Law students should seek out classes that develop the following skills that are important to law schools:

  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Research
  • Teamwork

Law school and the Law School Admission Test require both natural and honed abilities of logical and analytical thinking. Pre-Law students are encouraged to take classes that help develop these capacities, including philosophy and theory classes.