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2 hours ago At Empire College School of Law, we make it possible for students without a baccalaureate degree to apply to our law programs. Read on to learn more …

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9 hours ago Complete a bachelor's degree. Pass the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). Request your official transcripts. Write a personal statement. Obtain letters of recommendation. Apply to law schools. 1. Research the role of a lawyer. Before you pursue a law degree, it is wise to thoroughly research the different aspects of being a lawyer.

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3 hours ago How to Go to Law School for Free. Law school applicants can maximize their scholarship chances by applying as early as possible, experts say. A degree in medicine often costs $200,000 or more.

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1. Southern Illinois University School of Law. Link: www.law.siu.edu. Even though Southern Illinois University has an acceptance rate of about 50 percent, it has a bar pass rate of almost 65 percent.
2. Charleston School of Law, South Carolina. Link: www.charlestonlaw.edu. Charleston is not as strong of an option as Southern Illinois because its recent average bar pass rate is only 54.8 percent, but if you aim to apply to a law school that probably won't say no, Charleston could be the right choice.
3. Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Link: www.cooley.edu. Western Michigan University's Cooley Law School always comes up in conversations about the most accessible law schools to enter.
4. Loyola University of New Orleans College of Law. Link: www.loyno.edu/academics/colleges/college-law. Loyola is both easy to get into and has a high bar pass rate.
5. Southern University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Link: www.sulc.edu. With an acceptance rate of 65 percent, this law school isn't the easiest to get into.
6. North Carolina Central University School of Law. Link: www.law.nccu.edu. With a minimum LSAT score of 140 and a 2.90 GPA, your chances of getting into this school are excellent.
7. Appalachian School of Law, Virginia. Link: www.asl.edu. With an acceptance rate of 63 percent, this school is slightly more competitive than some of the easiest on our list, but your chances of getting in are good if you have at least an LSAT score of 143 and a GPA of 2.80.
8. Willamette University College of Law, Salem, Oregon. Link: www.willamette.edu/law. Willamette has a high acceptance rate of 76 percent, which means getting in is relatively straightforward, as long as you have a minimum score of 149 in the LSAT and a 3.10 GPA.
9. Concordia University School of Law, Idaho. Link: www.law.cu-portland.edu< Concordia's acceptance rate of 60 percent is a bit low compared to other law schools on this list, but even though the school accepts applicants with a minimum GPA of 2.8 and 144 LSAT score, it has an impressive bar pass rate of 83 percent.
10. Roger Williams University School of Law, Rhode Island. Link: www.law.rwu.edu. With an acceptance rate of 69 percent, this school offers a good chance of admission as long as you have an LSAT score of 147 and a 3.0 GPA.

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Just Now Even if a school doesn't have a pre-law degree, it may offer pre-law advising for those who wish to pursue a legal education. Also, there may be pre-law clubs that offer support, programming, and internship opportunities for pre-law students. You can get into a top law school after graduating from any college.

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9 hours ago Similarly, if you’re considering law school later in life, your original degree doesn’t matter. If you meet the application requirements, you will not be discounted based on your major. What matters is the work you put in once you’re there. Getting into law school means displaying aptitude. Succeeding in law school means dedication, good

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8 hours ago If you want to attend law school, make sure you take the time to really look at all the details related to the LSAT and the schools that you will be applying to. Deciding whether or not to take this iconic test is going to have a major impact on your application process and what school you attend in the years to …

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Just Now Almost all law schools require a bachelors degree, and those that don’t (e.g. Cooley, Trinity) aren’t worth attending. Remember: it’s one thing to get into law school… it’s an entirely different thing to graduate from law school and land a job as an attorney. Is it possible to get into some law school with no undergrad degree? Sure.

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8 hours ago Nova Southeastern is a little different than the other schools on this list because of its thorough pre-law (legal studies) major that offers an undergraduate law degree. Nova Southeastern is dedicated to helping students prepare for law school by offering a challenging …

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9 hours ago In law school, students take courses and earn a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) before taking the bar exam. In this article, we discuss whether you can take the bar exam without going to law school and potential ways to become a lawyer that do not involve completing the J.D. degree.

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2 hours agoLaw school comes with structure — tests, deadlines, a classroom environment — and some people need that. But at the same time, I don’t think law school prepares you to actually practice law, and I’m getting hands-on experience every day.” Apprenticing in lieu of law school also comes with obvious financial benefits.

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7 hours ago If you have a passion for the law and are up for a challenge, law school may be right for you. But, as with anything else, it’s good to know before you go. Hopefully, this overview of important law school requirements helps you on your path to earning a law degree.

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2 hours ago It's possible to become a practicing lawyer without going to law school in some states. Most lawyers do attend law school, but there are some advantages to avoiding it if you can manage it. You'll avoid the high cost of law school and perhaps gain more on …

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1. The University of Arkansas. Fayetteville, Arkansas. Points: 4 points. Website. Our top affordable …
2. The University of Alabama. Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Points: 4 points. Website. One of the most …
3. The University of Mississippi. University, Mississippi. Points: 2 points. Website. The University of …
4. The University of Georgia. Athens, Georgia. Featured Programs. Points: 4 points. Website. The …
5. The University of Montana. Missoula, Montana. Points: 3 points. Website. Students at the …
6. The University of North Dakota. Grand Forks, North Dakota. Points: 2 points. Website. The …
7. The University of the District of Columbia. Washington, D.C. Points: 2 points. Website. One of the …
8. CUNY School of Law. Long Island City, New York. Points: 2 points. Website. CUNY School of Law …
9. Southern University Law Center. Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Points: 2 points. Website. Law students …
10. The University of Wyoming. Laramie, Wyoming. Points: 2 points. Website. The University of …

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1 hours ago You can study under several law practitioner types, including criminal prosecution, civil law, civil rights law, appeals, writs, personal injury law, real estate law, and everything in between. You disciplined students will control your schedules to a large degree while others trying to …

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2 hours ago First is the entrance criteria of law schools. Second is the criteria necessary to be licensed to practice by the state bar. Some law schools may admit students without a bachelor's degree -- as of August 2013, Michigan's Thomas M. Cooley Law School was among those that will.

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Just Now Alternatively, they can accomplish their personal goals without an expensive law degree. 1. The Activist. Activists want to be lawyers because they …

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3 hours ago A common misconception among law school hopefuls is the belief that they must pursue a college major that is law-related, but J.D. admissions experts say …

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4 hours ago Answer (1 of 8): Are there any US law schools that don’t require an undergraduate degree? Yes, there are a few unaccredited schools that will let you in. Are there any ACCREDITED law schools that don’t require an undergraduate degree? Yes and no. There are a few accredited law schools in the co

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7 hours ago As a first-generation student, I lacked family support and guidance on the law school application process, but eventually I navigated the process successfully.I am now an assistant dean of admission and financial aid at UC Davis School of Law, King Hall, and I love my career.. Nevertheless, I look back and think about what I wish I knew when I applied for admission to law school.

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2 hours ago A law degree will stretch you to your limits and test your commitment. I know many students who have dropped out of law degrees unable to …

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1. Earn an Undergraduate Degree. The first step (after getting accepted to a college or university) is to earn your undergraduate degree. Remember that law schools are extremely selective, so keep your GPA as high as possible.
2. Take the LSAT. For fall admission to law school, you need to take the LSAT by December at the latest. However, taking the LSAT even earlier offers advantages
3. Register for the Credential Assembly Service (CAS). The Credential Assembly Service (CAS) is required by most American Bar Association (ABA)-approved law schools.
4. Submit transcripts and letters of recommendation to CAS. Around August or September, contact your college to request that your transcripts be sent to CAS.
5. Apply to law schools. Law school applications are fairly straightforward. However, you will also need to submit a personal statement and sometimes a resume.
6. Wait for a response. Once you’ve ensured that all required documents are submitted to the law schools of your choice, take a well-deserved break.

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1. The vast majority of law schools require a four-year degree as an admissions requirement. A couple of law schools in the U.S. are willing to make an exception for students that show an aptitude for the legal profession and have extremely high marks on their existing academic record. Tulane University is one such school, but even it requires at least three-fourths of a completed bachelor's degree.

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1. E-Discovery Professionals. Electronic discovery, commonly referred to as e-discovery, is a $10-plus billion industry as of 2018. These specialists collect, process, and preserve in electronic form every scrap of evidence and supporting documentation generated by a lawsuit or criminal proceeding.
2. Legal Nurse Consultant. Nurses who want to expand their career opportunities beyond traditional clinical roles can apply their expertise to the growing and lucrative field of legal nurse consulting—one of the hottest careers in the early years of the millennium, according to CareerBuilder.com.
3. Litigation Support Professional. The increased automation of legal processes has also spawned another occupation in the field of law: the litigation support professional (LSP).
4. Paralegals and Legal Assistants. Paralegals and legal assistants form attorneys' support staffs, and they rank among the fastest growing professions. Opportunities in the paralegal field are expanding as clients look for ways to reduce the cost of legal services and overburdened lawyers delegate an ever-widening scope of tasks.
5. Legal Secretary. The line between paralegals and legal secretaries can sometimes be thin, but it's there. Secretaries typically don't have hands-on involvement with legal issues, such as research and case management.
6. Trial Consultant. Another profession has evolved to assist attorneys with their technology needs at trial as tech continues to reshape the legal landscape.
7. Mediator. More individuals and corporations are turning to mediators, also known as arbitrators or conciliators, to settle their legal disputes outside the courtroom.
8. Jury Consultant. Lawyers rely on jury consultants to gain a winning edge in high-stakes jury trials. These consultants provide insight into juror behavior, and they help attorneys craft arguments and trial themes designed to persuade jurors.
9. Compliance Specialist. Regulatory compliance became a popular law career option after the Sarbanes-Oxley Act prompted the enactment of a host of regulations in 2002.
10. Court Reporter. Court reporters record trial and hearing testimony, speeches, statements, and law proceedings, creating a verbatim written transcript of the spoken word.

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3 hours ago While the school is easy to get into, it’s not cheap, costing about $49,500 for tuition and fees. On the downside, the law school has a low bar passage rate of about 30% for first-time takers. 8

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4 hours ago Pre-Law Degree Career Options. A pre-law degree won’t limit you to pursuing a career as a lawyer; there are a wealth of job options that don’t require going to law school but will still have you working in the legal field. For example, you could help reduce …

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1 hours ago You should try really hard to know if you want to be a lawyer before you go to law school. Because law school is just going to spend three years telling you what it’s like to be a law professor

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2 hours ago Can you get into a well-ranked school? The truth is, a law degree from a school ranked below the top 14-to-25 does not open the same doors as a degree from a top tier institution, says Hosid.

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6 hours ago Answer (1 of 2): To get into a law school, you (almost always) need a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited school. Your GPA is one of the biggest factors determining whether you are admitted. If the law school sees the institution that granted your degree as a diploma mill, they will no

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6 hours ago What is a law degree? A Juris Doctor (J.D.) is the degree awarded to law school graduates. Most J.D. programs are three-year programs, though some are four-year or part-time programs, and a few two-year accelerated programs are available. Graduates can practice any area of law after passing a state bar exam with the exception of patent law, which requires a technical

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1. West Virginia University-Parkersburg. Parkersburg, WV. Total Points: 9. West Virginia University …
2. University of Central Florida. Orlando, FL. Total Points: 9. The University of Central Florida is the …
3. Lewis-Clark State College. Lewiston, ID. Total Points: 9. Lewis-Clark State College is Affordable …
4. Mississippi University for Women. Columbus, MS. Total Points: 9. Mississippi University for Women …
5. University of Houston-Clear Lake. Houston, TX. Total Points: 9. The University of Houston-Clear …
6. John F. Kennedy University. Pleasant Hill, CA. Total Points: 9. John F. Kennedy University boasts …
7. St. Petersburg College. St. Petersburg, FL. Total Points: 8. St. Petersburg College ended up …
8. University of North Georgia. Dahlonega, GA. Total Points: 8. The University of North Georgia is our …
9. Utah Valley University. Orem, UT. Total Points: 8. Utah Valley University is celebrated for the ninth …
10. Florida Gulf Coast University. Fort Myers, FL. Total Points: 8. Florida Gulf Coast University reached …

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Just Now From magic circle law firms to top-tier investment banks, from non-profit organizations to the United Nations, a degree from a top law school can open many doors. Here is a simple guide that can help you to successfully manage the exacting application process and get ahead of the competition for the limited places at law schools that make the

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8 hours ago For the 2015-16 school year, LSAC's data shows a rather diverse spread of pre-law majors. While most applicants hailed from a political science background (18 percent), a vast majority were spread out among other majors. The next highest ranked majors, at five percent each, were: Criminal justice; Psychology; and. English.

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5 hours ago The best program depends on your needs as a student. At Liberty, we offer a 100% online pre-law program to help you earn your degree and meet requirements for …

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Just Now 2020 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Law Degrees. All 22 of these colleges and universities offer affordable online bachelor's in law degrees. Western Carolina University, the #1 option, charges only $5,670 per year. Ranked #2, Fort Hays State University offers a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science - Pre-Law at a tuition rate of $6,778

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7 hours ago Notably, studying law as an undergraduate major may not necessarily set up you up for success if you’re hoping to earn an advanced degree in law. According to data from 78,000 law school applicants in 2011-2012, provided to U.S. News & World Report by the Law School Admission Council , students who majored in pre-law were less likely to be

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Just Now The list below includes schools offering the most affordable pre-law bachelor’s online degrees. Let's cut to the chase: Michigan State University offers the best pre-law degree in the U.S. because its program is affordable, comprehensive, and part of one of the largest and most established universities in the country.

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6 hours ago Pre Law Majors. The first step to becoming a lawyer is to get your undergraduate degree. Law schools across the United States that are accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) require that you have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree before applying for enrollment.

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1. Law schools accept students with bachelor's degrees in any field. The American Bar Association does not recommend any particular undergraduate course of study to prepare for law school. Prospective law students might choose a bachelor's degree program that will help them specialize their law practice, such as an art or music degree if they wish to pursue entertainment law. Degrees in social sciences or liberal arts can also prepare you for general law education.

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3 hours ago When people say “pre-law,” they simply mean that they approached college with the plan that, after graduating, they would one day apply to law school. While there is no pre-law major or set of required classes, you can still prepare for law school while in college. Here are just a few ways you can do that: Take classes on law and legal history.

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1. Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. The Cooley Law School at Western Michigan University offers nine concentrations for J.D. students, including Administrative Law, Environmental Law, Intellectual Property Law, and Litigation.
2. Vermont Law School. Located in the small New England town of South Royalton, Vermont Law School is best known for its social justice and environmental law programs.
3. Willamette University College of Law. With a history dating back to 1883, Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Oregon, has the distinction of being the first law school in the Pacific Northwest.
4. Samford University Cumberland School of Law. Samford University's Cumberland School of Law takes advantage of its location in Birmingham, Alabama, a legal hub in the Southeast with plenty of opportunities for externships.
5. Roger Williams University School of Law. If you want to go to law school in Rhode Island, you have one choice: the Roger Williams University School of Law.
6. New England Law. New England Law's location in downtown Boston puts it close to the Massachusetts State House, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Government Center, the Financial District, and a wide range of courts and law firms.
7. Northern Kentucky University Chase College of Law. NKU Chase College of Law offers a traditional three-year J.D. program as well as four-year part-time programs that meet either three days a week or two nights per week.
8. University of Puerto Rico School of Law. The University of Puerto Rico's Law School can be an ideal choice for students interested in legal work that bridges Anglo and Latin cultures.
9. Southern University Law Center. Southern University Law Center takes pride in its diversity: the school ranks #1 for the diversity of its faculty, and it ranks among the top 10 of all law schools for the resources it devotes to minority students.
10. Seattle University School of Law. U.S. News & World Report ranked Seattle University School of Law #2 in the country for Legal Writing and #21 for its part-time law programs.

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2 hours ago The only reason I can go for free is that other people have decided that it’s worth the risk. However, I’m really not sure if law school admissions can afford to throw things at the wall and see what sticks forever. If newly graduated liberal arts majors continue to decide that law school isn’t the best fallback option, eventually law

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2 hours ago About this Degree: Includes Master of Science in Laws (MSL), Master of Legal Studies (MLS) degrees, and Juris Master (JM), among others. Often can be earned in one year; online and part-time programs available. Admission requires a bachelor’s degree. “My interest in …

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7 hours ago Attending a top tier law school is often a golden ticket to a Biglaw firm and lucrative legal career. Many aspiring lawyers hope to get into these highly ranked schools to …

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1. Washington University in St. Louis. Score: 100. Average Net Price: $27,427. Retention Rate: 97% Graduation Rate: 92% ROI: $640,000. Washington University in St. Louis’s Law School has been helping students achieve world-class careers since its founding in 1867.
2. Emory University. Score: 98.5. Average Net Price: $24,593. Retention Rate: 94% Graduation Rate: 91% ROI: $639,000. Emory University takes part in an upstanding tradition of pursuing prominent research and maintaining educational excellence.
3. University of Southern California. Score: 97.5. Average Net Price: $30,453. Retention Rate: 97% Graduation Rate: 92% ROI: $637,000. The University of Southern California is a private institution based in Los Angeles that has operated as a leading post-secondary educational institution since its 1880 founding.
4. Florida State University. Score: 96.8. Average Net Price: $10,744. Retention Rate: 93% Graduation Rate: 80% ROI: $362,000. Florida State University is one of the most sought-after schools in the nation.
5. Wake Forest University. Score: 96.5. Average Net Price: $32,129. Retention Rate: 95% Graduation Rate: 88% ROI: $664,000. Wake Forest University is one of the top-tier post-secondary educational institutions in the U.S. With tuition averaging around $46,409 per year, the university’s accompanying School of Law enrolls only 496 students in total.
6. Villanova University. Score: 95.8. Average Net Price: $40,134. Retention Rate: 95% Graduation Rate: 90% ROI: $696,000. Founded in 1842 as the only Augustinian Catholic university in the country, Philadelphia’s Villanova University is comprised of six schools of study that offer over 100 different bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
7. Michigan State University. Score: 94.5. Average Net Price: $18,984. Retention Rate: 91% Graduation Rate: 80% ROI: $480,000. Michigan State University has been in operation since 1885 and has been broadening its students’ horizons for over 160 years.
8. Boston University. Score: 94.3. Average Net Price: $30,729. Retention Rate: 94% Graduation Rate: 85% ROI: $583,000. Founded in 1839 in the very heart of Beantown itself, Boston University is a private, non-profit institution that hosts nearly 35,000 students participating in over 300 various programs of study.
9. Arizona State University-Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. Score: 93. Average Net Price: $11,644. Retention Rate: 87% Graduation Rate: 66% ROI: $475,000. Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law enrolls a total of just 779 full-time students.
10. New York University. Score: 92.8. Average Net Price: $42,397. Retention Rate: 94% Graduation Rate: 85% ROI: $611,000. With campuses located in both Abu Dhabi and Shanghai, New York University is an extensive globalized institution.

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5 hours ago 2020 Best Online Colleges Offering Bachelor's in Law Degrees. The following 5 schools offer the best online bachelor's in law degrees, based on their low tuition rates and high mid-career salary potentials. The University of Maryland Global Campus is the #1 school, with an average alumni salary of $61,100 and an annual tuition rate of $14,970

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Can you get into law school without a pre-law degree?

Even if a school doesn’t have a pre-law degree, it may offer pre-law advising for those who wish to pursue a legal education. Also, there may be pre-law clubs that offer support, programming, and internship opportunities for pre-law students. You can get into a top law school after graduating from any college.

Are cheap pre-law degrees worth it?

Cheap pre-law degree majors introduce undergrads to our nation’s constitutional set of rules and regulations. Pre-law curricula often aligns to Law School Admission Council guidelines to make passing the LSAT easier. Therefore, pre-law majors have a good chance of getting into the 201 ABA-accredited law schools for a Juris Doctor.

What is a pre-law degree?

When people say “pre-law,” they simply mean that they approached college with the plan that, after graduating, they would one day apply to law school. While there is no pre-law major or set of required classes, you can still prepare for law school while in college. Here are just a few ways you can do that: Take classes on law and legal history.

Does Liberty University have a pre-law program?

Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Law and Policy – Pre-Law program can help provide you with the foundation you’ll need to pursue work as a legal aide or go on to law school. Do law schools accept online degrees?

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