2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
  
    May 19, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Pre-Law


No particular major or sequence of courses is required for students planning to go to law school. Indeed, there is no ideal pre-law program applicable to all students. However, a student planning to attend law school should strive to attain and master the intellectual qualities that make one successful in the study of law and prepare one to score well on the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT), which is “designed specifically to assess critical reading, analytical reasoning, logical reasoning, and persuasive writing skills”. (https://www.lsac.org/lsat). Toward that end, students should focus on coursework that enhances their ability to think critically, analytically, and logically, and enhances their analytical and persuasive writing. To build the most appropriate program of study, students planning to attend law school should consult their major advisor, faculty that have been influential in their academic study, the Center for Career Education, and the pre-law advisor. Students may wish to consider the minor in Philosophy, Law, and Society, which includes the study of logic, critical reading, and analytical writing, and is designed as a pre-law track, including special instruction in the Logic course on LSAT-style problems. The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) should be taken in the spring semester of the junior year or the fall semester of the senior year. During the junior year, students interested in law school should consult with the pre-law adviser to begin preparations for the LSAT and the law school admission process. For more information, contact Millsaps’ pre-law advisor, Harvey Fiser.