Prelaw is not a specific major, so you are free to choose from a wide
variety of undergraduate majors. Many different areas of study can prepare
you for law school. When choosing your major, you should select an area
in which you're strongly interested and in which you do well academically.
Your prelaw advisor at Wright State can help you plan your personal
Common Questions about Prelaw at Wright State
Is there a prelaw major
at Wright State?
You can study prelaw at Wright State, but there
is no officially prescribed prelaw curriculum. Law school admissions
officers are more interested in the skills you have mastered in your
undergraduate work than in the particular courses you have taken. New
students at Wright State are assigned a freshman advisor who can help
them choose a suitable major that fits their interests and will provide
challenging preparation for law study. Your prelaw advisor will help
you plan your specific program of study. See Dr. Farmer's links below for more information.
Are there any courses
I must take to get into law school?
No, but there are many courses that might be helpful,
such as English, communication, languages, history, political science,
philosophy, accounting, logic, mathematics, and economics.
Where can I find out
more about law school?
Is there an entrance
exam for law school?
Yes, the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) is
a standardized exam designed to measure mental abilities important to
the study of law. It's best to take the exam during the summer of your
junior year in college; or during the fall quarter of your senior year.
Similar to the SAT or ACT tests most students take in high school, the
LSAT tests you ability to read, understand, and reason logically.
When do I apply to law
Apply early in the fall quarter of senior year
in college. Law school usually begins in the fall, and your LSAT score
should be available several months before you plan to attend. You should
fill out and return law school applications as early in the fall quarter
of your senior year as possible.
For More Information
To find out more about prelaw study, contact:
For more information on the Phi Alpha Delta
law fraternity, see their site at http://www.pad.org.