Pre-Law Track

YOU DON'T HAVE TO MAJOR IN POLITICAL SCIENCE TO GO TO LAW SCHOOL

BUT WHY WOULDN'T YOU?

Baylor's Department of Political Science is offering a new pre-law track for political science majors, designed and approved in the fall of 2009. We offer a range of courses that deal with many of the most important issues that lawyers and jurists confront in their careers, from criminal justice, constitutional law, public policy and the courts, and international law. A new course, Moot Court, prepares students for Moot Court competition. We also offer pre-law students interested in international law and politics the options of participating in Model United Nations and Model Organization of American States. Baylor teams have earned awards in recent years in national and international competitions. And "Law, Justice, and Community" (PSC 3372) covers the various subfields of legal practice, and includes a community service component consisting of 8 hours per week of volunteer work as interns in local law offices.

Students who follow the pre-law track fill the requirements of the political science major, while structuring their distribution requirements and electives in the major to satisfy the requirements of the track. The major in political science consists of two introductory courses, American National Government and American Constitutional Development, and the distribution requirement of at least one upper-level course from among the department's six subfields. In addition, pre-law students choose at least three courses from the pre-law core and at least one course from among Moot Court, Model UN, Model OAS, and "Law, Community, and Justice" internship.

Interested students should check out the syllabus of our Moot Court course for spring of 2010.

The political science department's pre-law adviser is Dr. Patrick Flavin. To schedule an appointment, email Patrick_J_Flavin@baylor.edu or call 254-710-7418.




Pre-Law_Court Room
From far left: Mr. John Segrest (McLennan County District Attorney),
Ms. Amanda Gonzales (Baylor Political Science student),
Mr. Chris Bullajian (Assistant District Attorney),
and Mr. Crawford Long (First Assistant District Attorney).
All four persons are political science majors and
Mr. Segrest, Mr. Bullajian, and Mr. Long graduated from
Baylor Law School.