Preparation for Law School
Law schools require a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university for admission. However, no specific fields of major study or particular courses are prescribed. As a result, students at St. Norbert are encouraged to pursue a degree in any department or area of study. Law relates to many aspects of human activity and law schools look for diversity in undergraduate courses that may present a highly desirable pre-law background. Students should seek to develop a high degree of competence in reading and writing, and the skills of critical analysis and logical reasoning. Thus, courses in literature, composition, communications, mathematics and logic offer obvious and useful preparation. In addition, applicants to law school should have a sound grounding in the economic, social and political institutions of the United States.