Pre-Law

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KansasWesleyanUniversity offers a pre-law program for those students who are considering a career in law. Benefits include:

·Individual appointments with a pre-law advisor

·Access to admission – related materials

·Help with the law-school application process

·Career guidance and information

Studies have shown no clear relationship between your undergraduate major and success in law school. The American Bar Association does recognize seven core skills and values that are important, although not tied to any single major:

1.Analytic / Problem Solving Skills

2.Critical Reading

3.Writing Skills

4.Oral communication / Listening Abilities

5.General Research Skills

6.Task Organization / Management Skills

7.Public Service and Promotion of Justice

There are many opportunities to take writing and research intensive courses at KansasWesleyanUniversity, regardless of your major. Students interested in law as a career are encouraged to contact the pre-law advisor as early as possible so they can create a course plan that best meets their individual needs and participate in pre-law activities and listserv.

<link pre-law advisor> john@kwu.edu

<link> Five Tips for Pre-Law Students

<link> Recommended Courses

<link> Pre Law Fact Sheet

Resources on the Internet

http://www.abanet.org/legaled/prelaw/prep.html

The American Bar Association site for preparing for law school

http://www.prelawhandbook.com/

“Pre-Law Handbook” a site loaded with many links and information.

http://www.lsac.org/

LawSchool Admission Council

http://www.washlaw.edu/subject/prelegal.html

WashburnUniversity Pre-Law Site