CHOOSING COURSES

There are no course prerequisites for law school. However, substantial academic preparation is required. All pre-law students should take courses to develop skills necessary for the Law School Admission Test and for the academic rigors of law school. Students should also consider taking courses related to particular field of law that interest them. An ideal law-school-prepration curriculum is rigorous, interdisciplinary, and focused on developing skills necessary for success in law school and in the legal professional. The American Bar Association has identified the following as essential skills for pre-law students:

  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Reading
  • Writing and Editing
  • Oral Communication and Listening
  • Research
  • Organization and Management
  • Public Service and Promotion of Justice
  • Relationship-building and Collaboration
  • Background Knowledge
  • Exposure to the Law

Baylor Pre-Law is here to help you formulate a plan to develop these skills. For specific information about choosing classes at Baylor see:

  1. Choosing classes to prepare for the LSAT
  2. Choosing classes to prepare for law school academics
  3. Choosing Classes Relevant to specific practice areas