Prelaw

Advisory Committee

Eloise M. Hassell, Lecturer, Department of Management
Christopher Hodgkins, Professor, Department of English
Thomas Jackson, Associate Professor, Department of History
Susan Johnson, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
Bas Van der Vossen, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy
Saundra Westervelt, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology

About

Admittance to law school is based primarily on a student’s grade point average, score on the law school admission test (LSAT), and other materials furnished in an application for admission.

Like most universities, UNC Greensboro does not have a Prelaw major. Students who plan to attend law school may select their major from any academically rigorous field. However, since law schools seek to admit students who can think, speak, and write at the highest levels of competency, students (regardless of major) should take courses that develop skills in critical, creative, and reflective thinking as well as clear and cogent writing and speaking. To obtain these skills, it is especially useful to take courses in the areas of Philosophical, Religious, and Ethical Principles (GPR) and Reasoning and Discourse (GRD). Courses in these areas are offered by many departments, including Anthropology, Communication Studies, English, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies, and Sociology. In addition, Freshman Seminars, Honors, and Residential College courses are helpful. Students should also be sure to develop computer skills.

Students interested in Prelaw should consult one of the Prelaw advisors from the above list in addition to their major advisors.