Itís important to note again that there is no particular major or course of study that is recommended for entrance to law school. Whatever major is chosen, a student should look to develop knowledge in areas that are beneficial to pursuing a legal education. The ABA lists the following as the types of knowledge that would be beneficial to anyone interested in a legal education:
Many courses offered at UIC will help you gain the types of knowledge listed above. One course, however, deserves specific mention: Philosophy 102 Ė Introductory Logic. Because the LSAT is heavily based on logic skills, it is recommended that every pre-law student take this course!
In addition to basic courses, UIC also offers courses and programs that are specifically related to the study of law. In any given semester, others may be offered so this list is just a sampling. For a description of the courses and their prerequisites, please visit the UIC Undergraduate Catalog.
(NOTE: These classes may not be offered every semester and may have specific prerequisites.)
Classics & Mediterranean
* denotes courses that are cross-listed in multiple departments
LAS Minor in Law and Society
The minor in Law and Society is designed to assist students in developing aptitudes, skills, and substantive knowledge that will be of value in law school and in careers related to law. Rather than being a narrow or technical course of study, the minor exposes students to the social forces that impact the development, design, and impact of legal rules. The minor gives students interested in law a formal preparatory course of study that provides a helpful degree of direction, discipline, and focus.
The Law and Society minor is a good option for students in any major who are interested in law school or in other courses of graduate studies related to the law.
The minor is offered by the Department of Criminal Justice in cooperation with other departments in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The minor comprises 18 semester hours in regularly scheduled courses selected from several participating departments.