The Pre-Law concentration in Philosophy is one way of selecting core and elective classes in such a way as to maximize the benefits of studying philosophy as a preparation for further study in law.
Among many things, philosophy offers critical thinking skills like no other disciplin can. Philosophy majors consistently make higher LSAT scores. Also, a study in philosophy can help future lawyers to have a fundamental knowledge of the law, including its nature and its utility, like no other discipline can. Further, philosophical reasoning is an indispensable element required for legal analysis.
We encourage you to consider a Philosophy major with a pre-law concentration. Please contact Chair of the Department Todd Buras or Undergraduate Program Director Thomas Ward if you have any questions about the concentration. The requirements for the concentration are summarized below or available in detail in the undergraduate catalogue. Information about Baylor's Pre-Law programming for all majors is available here.
Courses marked by * are recommended for students with a pre-law concentration.