The Calvin pre-law program assists students in gaining an excellent liberal arts education, culminating in a Bachelor's Degree that prepares them for the rigors and focus of law school. There is no prescribed or generally accepted program for students planning to enter law school other than that the applicants have earned an undergraduate degree and taken the Law School Admission Test (LSAT).
There is no prescribed major or minor for students planning to attend law school. Students are accepted into law programs from various fields and interests; the only requirements for admission to law school are that you have earned an undergraduate degree and have taken the Law School Admission Test (LSAT).
Calvin's strong core liberal arts requirements help to develop many of the skills needed for law school, and additional courses are available to hone your abilities further. By selecting difficult courses which demand lengthy papers and classroom discussion, you will receive excellent preparation for taking the LSAT and attending law school.
Specific courses recommendations
(not requirements, since no student would be able to take every Calvin College course which help prepare for a legal career)
As a pre-law student at Calvin, you can begin preparing in your first year of college. Select a major that reflects your interests and passion, become involved in student activities, and plan ahead. Preparation and following some specific timelines will pay off as you reach the point of attending law school.
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