Pre-Law Society

 

About the Pre-Law Society

The Covenant College Pre-Law Society is a student organization sponsored by the history and politics department and headed by a student president and the faculty pre-law Advisor. The Pre-Law Society exists to serve as an aid and resource to those students considering or intending to pursue a legal education after college and to maintain a dialogue on campus regarding legal issues. The Pre-Law Society sponsors speakers on campus, organizes LSAT study groups, and helps to plan trips to law school campuses and local legal offices and courts.

 

Majors and Recommended Courses

While law schools do not require any set program, degrees focused in humanities and social science are often recommended because of the kind of knowledge and training they involve. And, although law schools have no course “pre-requisites,” some courses prepare students especially well for success in taking the LSAT and in law school once admitted. Though one might seriously consider the majors listed below, a student should major in something that he or she enjoys, both to learn as much as one can, and to get the highest grades one is capable of.

 

Traditionally Recommended Majors:

  • History
  • Philosophy
  • English
  • Business
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
Please Note: If you have an interest in intellectual property or patent law, then an undergraduate degree in the natural sciences would likely be a good choice.

 

Recommended Courses (regardless of major):
  • Advanced English Composition
  • Speech
  • Business Law
  • Accounting
  • U.S. History
  • U.S. Constitutional History
  • History of Political Theory
  • Intro to Philosophy
  • Logic
Or any course that helps you develop critical-thinking and the ability to see a situation from multiple points of view.