Special Undergraduate Academic and Co-Curricular Programs
The Pre-Law Committee of the American Bar Association and the Law School Admissions Council both recommend for those considering a career in law, an undergraduate educational program that has a strong liberal arts focus. As such, there is no official “Undergraduate Program” for pre-law studies that is required to enter law school. Instead, students entering law school have a wide diversity of educational backgrounds, including business, communications, criminal justice, education, English, history, philosophy, political science, and so on. Rather than be concerned over the specific content of the undergraduate experience, law schools are primarily interested in students who have developed the skills necessary to succeed in the field of law, such as logical reasoning, problem solving ability, critical reading skills, and excellence in oral and written communication. Rockhurst University’s Core Curriculum, along with the wide variety of liberal arts majors that are offered, provides students interested in a career of law with an excellent preparation for law school. In particular, the Core Curriculum lays a strong foundation for students preparing to take the Law School Aptitude Test (LSAT) through its central focus on critical thinking and proficiency in oral and written communication. Any student interested in Pre-Law should contact the Pre-Law Advisor, or any member of the Pre-Law Advisory Group, who assists with the preparation for admission to Law School and provides legal-career counseling.