Pre-Law

Suggested Coursework

A rigorous liberal arts program best prepares students for admission to law school. Law schools do not require that a student take a specific sequence of courses as an undergraduate. Students may select a major, though majoring in the social sciences and humanities is typical.

Students preparing to apply to law school should choose courses that will enable them to understand and examine critically human institutions and values and to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Students may wish to explore their interest in law through law-related courses and internships.

It is strongly recommended that a student considering the legal professional meet with a faculty pre-law advisor for information about the application process, as early as second semester during their first year.

Suggested Coursework:
  • POLS 224 Courts, Law, and Policy
  • POLS 323 Constitutional Law: Structure and Power
  • POLS 324 Constitutional Law: Civil Rights and Liberties
  • POLS 320 Law and Literature
  • HIST 277B Protest, Riot, and Rebellion in U.S. History
  • HIST 301 Race and Law in U.S. History
  • PSYC 381 Abnormal Psychology
  • ENGL 315A Writing in Business
  • GBUS 361 Law and Business
  • SOCI 336C Corrections
  • SOCI 304 Criminology
  • COMM 225 Argumentation and Advocacy
  • COMM 307 Freedom of Speech
  • COMM 387D Media, Law and Society
  • PHIL 377B Liberty, Equality & Race in American Political Thought
  • PHIL 210 Logic
  • PCST 346 Mediation
  • PCST 349 International Law
College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University

Mark Shimota
Pre-Law Coordinator
Academic Advising
SJU Quad 155
320-363-2248