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Pre-Law

Although there is no specific pre-law curriculum, a strong foundation in the liberal arts, with emphasis on such subjects as English language and literature, political science, philosophy and logic, history, or economics is highly recommended.

    The Association of American Law Schools suggests that pre-law education should aim for:
  • verbal comprehension and expression
  • critical understanding of the human institutions and values with which the law deals
  • analytical thinking

Generally, any undergraduate major in the liberal arts and sciences may be designed to meet these goals.

Virtually all law schools require the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) of the Educational Testing Service, given four times a year. Students intending to go to law school directly after graduation should make an appointment to meet with Dr. Janis Judson, Hood’s Pre-Law Advisor, to discuss program planning and the law school application process.

Contact: Dr. Janis Judson, Rosenstock 105, at 301-696-3721