There is no pre-law major at Lakeland – or most other colleges and universities for that matter. Rather, “pre-law” is a path, one that Lakeland College will help you follow successfully with our diverse liberal arts curriculum.
The American Bar Association was quoted as follows in a recent U.S. News and World Report article: “The ABA does not recommend any undergraduate majors or group of courses to prepare for a legal education.”
Good law schools are looking for critical thinkers, graduates who possess a wide range of knowledge and vast academic experience. That’s exactly what we specialize in providing.
“What we teach here is how to be a better writer, which is the foundation of law work, along with being able to make an argument, research and think logically,” says Krista Feinberg, associate professor of history. “Law schools want students who can think broadly and have background in many, many different areas.”
Be prepared for the LSAT
The most important factor in whether or not you are accepted into law school is your performance on the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT). At Lakeland, we will help you establish a strong knowledge base so that you excel when you sit for that critical exam.
“I would characterize the LSAT as something like the SAT or ACT on steroids,” says Feinberg. “What is wonderful about the program at Lakeland is that you take classes in so many different areas – history, English, philosophy, political science, criminal justice. This approach will prepare you for law school."