Oct 17, 2019  
Traditional Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 
    
Traditional Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020

Pre-Law Minor


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Preparation for Law School

Current trends highlight the fact that law schools are not looking for Pre-Law majors but, instead, for students who have successfully completed a rigorous liberal arts program and who can perform well on the LSAT. The purpose of the JBU Pre-Law Professional Program is to assist students of all majors in developing the skills and knowledge necessary for active intellectual engagement in the first year of law school. The program also seeks to assist students as they explore their interest in the legal profession and the possible avenues in which those interests might best apply. To meet these goals, the Pre-Law Professional Program consists of the following components:

  • the Pre-Law Minor, which can be taken in conjunction with the degree of the student’s choice, as a way to develop the verbal, written, and analytical skills necessary for law school;
  • the advice and guidance of the Pre-Law advisor;
  • mock LSAT available online;
  • an introduction to the integration of faith and the practice of law;
  • exposure to the law through JBU’s Constitutional Law, Media Law and Digital Ethics, Social Policies for Family and Children, and/or Business Law courses; and
  • the opportunity for competitive admissions and scholarships for The Law, Justice and Culture Institute, a two-week May-term course at Trinity Christian College for undergraduate students interested in law school. The course consists of legal study and analysis, guest speakers who are lawyers in a variety of fields, and a day trip to the University of Chicago School of Law where students meet with law school personnel and sit in on a first-year law class. Three hours of Political Science credit can be earned.

Students interested in the Pre-Law Professional Program should contact the administrative assistant for the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences.

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