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Pre-Law

Are you passionate about promoting justice, fairness and morality within the law? Do you want to help others with legal matters varying from from wrongful convictions to malpractice, to consumer advocacy?

Consider the Pre-Law track at Converse. You’ll learn the skills of advocating, strategizing, problem-solving, writing, and of course, negotiating, and prepare to enter law school from any major.

Degrees Offered

The Pre-Law program is not a major, but rather, a collection of courses and advising program which will equip you for law school no matter what major you choose.

About Pre-Law

Law schools prefer diversity of many different majors in an entering class. They seek students who demonstrate high proficiency in the skills of diligent reading, analysis, critical thought, research, writing, and oral expression. Admission committees are interested in students who have pursued a rigorous academic curriculum and have proven to be successful in it. A student considering law school should select her major according to her personal interests, but it should be one that will demand high performance of her in the skills above.

Pre-law students often select majors in politics, history, philosophy, English, religion and economics, but Converse has produced successful law school graduates from virtually every major at the College. Converse’s success in law school admissions and performance places us among the best institutions in the nation.

Converse believes the building blocks for a legal education is to take a broad range of challenging courses. We offer courses which cultivate critical reading, writing, oral communication, problem solving, and in-depth research. This unique blend of skills will have you well-prepared for the demands of law school.

  • Students interested in international law might take more courses in international subjects in politics, history, economics, etc
  • Students interested in environmental issues might emphasize the several courses in this area in the sciences, history, politics, etc.
  • Students interested in gender issues could pursue relevant courses in women’s studies, history, politics, English, psychology, and religion
  • Students interested in business law should take at least two courses in accounting
  • Students interested in social welfare areas might consider psychology, women’s studies, or related areas.

Sample Courses

  • The Civil Rights Era
  • Scripture and Politics
  • Introduction to International Relations
  • Public Administration
  • Southern Politics
  • American Political Thought
  • Comparative Government and Politics
  • Labor and Human Relations Law
  • Business and the Public Sector