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Western Kentucky University

For Pre-Law Students

Interested in Law School?

Legal Studies both meets and exceeds the undergraduate course of study recommended by both the American Bar Association (ABA) and the American Association of Law Schools (AALS).

According to both the ABA and the AALS, Legal Studies programs at the undergraduate level should not aim to provide specific "vocational training" to prepare students for law school.  Instead, they should encourage students to pursue a broad liberal arts program of courses, while helping students develop their ability to think clearly and analyze arguments critically.  The interdisciplinary approach of this minor exposes the student to the great variety of human behavior and institutions.

Legal Studies provides a rigorous course of study for both Pre-Law students as well as students with other careers in mind.

This minor helps students to break down the barriers between the liberal arts, the sciences, and business by introducing students to law as a broad interdisciplinary field.  This minor complements a broad-based curriculum that emphasizes excellence in reading comprehension, writing, and logical/analytical reasoning skills.  Students will best prepare for law school by pursuing a rigorous course of study during their undergraduate years.

 

 

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