The American Bar Association, in its official statement, “Preparing for Law School,” asserts that there is “no single path” of academic study for undergraduates planning to gain admission to law school, meaning that there is no single subject that will best position a student for successful completion of a law degree.
Instead, the ABA recommends that undergraduates focus on the development of “important skills and values, and significant bodies of knowledge that [students] can acquire prior to law school and that will provide a sound foundation for a legal education.”
The Pre-Law program at Muskingum University adheres to the principle that prospective law students need a broad educational experience as undergraduates that provides the critical reading, thinking and writing skills that law school demands for success. Students interested in attending law school are encouraged to consider a major that will foster these skills and to pursue other types of experiences (leadership, travel, internships, research, student government) to complement what is learned in the classroom.
To learn more about our programs of study, and other ways in which our Pre-Law program can prepare you for success in the field, contact the Pre-Law advisor, or visit campus.
Dr. Brian King, Pre-Law Advisor
163 Stormont St.
New Concord, OH 43762