Pre-law students should seek to develop skills in critical thinking and writing, as those will be useful in law school and as a practicing attorney. Recommendations include classes in business law as well as other courses where students are required to engage in analytic thinking and clear communication. Skill in research, in analysis of relevant data, in deductive and inductive reasoning, and in reasoning by analogy improve a student’s preparation for law school. The cultivation of these skills and insights is not the province of any one discipline at the University, therefore the choice of a major should be governed by the student’s interests and abilities. It is recommended, however, that you schedule an advisement appointment with either the University pre-law advisor above or a pre-law advisor within your major department sometime before your senior year to discuss strategies and deadlines in the law school application process. Additional information, including detailed advisement and news about events and pre-law opportunities, is available on the pre-law advisement website. Information on pre-law events is also posted on the Pre-Law Bulletin Board posted outside the Political Science office in Sierra Hall 210.
The LSAT exam is a very important component in law school admission decisions. LSAT exams are offered 4 times yearly (2 times at CSUN). Information about the LSAT and the law school admissions process is also available from the Law School Admissions Council website.
Pre-law resources, including a beginner’s guide to law school are available on the Business Law department website.
Pre-Law Advisor: Department of Business Law Faculty Mentors
Juniper Hall (JH) 3121