Admission to law school is very competitive. Students who are serious about pursuing a career in law are strongly encouraged to dedicate much time and energy to preparing for this demanding process. Students entering the Pre-Law minor program as freshmen or sophomores must have a program of study approved by their Pre-Law advisor prior to the completing of 60 credits as Eastern. Transfer students must have their program approved prior to the completion of 30 credits at Eastern. Students should work closely with their Pre-Law advisor throughout their time at Eastern to prepare them best for admission to law school.
The Pre-Law minor program is designed to complement a student’s major with coursework that prepares the student for the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) and strengthens the student’s skills in areas needed for success in law school, including critical thinking, logical reasoning, and effective writing. In additoin to developing cognitive skills, the Pre-Law program is designed to provide students with a background that will help them understand the nature, workings, and justification of the law.
The Pre-Law minor program consist of 21 credits.
|Creative and Analytical Thinking: 6 credits|
|ENG||241||Critical and Creative Thinking||3|
|Writing and Communication: 6 credits|
|ENG||200||Reading and Writing Argument||3|
|Understanding Governmental and Social Institutions: 6 credits|
|PSC||110||American Government and Politics||3|
|PSC||339||Constitutional Law I||3|
|PSC||340||Constitutional Law II||3|
|PSC||350||Public Policy/Decision Making||3|
|SOC||101||Criminal Justice and Society||3|
|SOC||325||Law and Society||3|
|Understanding Business and Economics: 3 credits|
|ECO||200||Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|ECO||201||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|BUS||250||Business Law I||3|
|Students are also highly encouraged to gain experience in the legal field through an internship or practicum.|
|SOC||375||Seminar and Field Instruction|
|SOC||490||Internship in Applied Criminology|