Faculty Advisor: Derwin Munroe (Political Science)
There is no specific undergraduate program or set of required courses that a student must take to prepare for law school. Generally, law schools suggest that pre-legal education should stress the development of broad skills and insights rather than the mastery of specific subject matter. A sound pre-legal education is one that serves to develop verbal and writing skills, creative and analytical thinking, and habits of thoroughness.
Law school admission is usually highly competitive. The applicant’s academic preparation, academic record, Law School Admission Test (LSAT) scores, and other indicators of success are considered.
Michigan law schools are the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Thomas Cooley Law School, Detroit College of Law at Michigan State, University of Detroit, and Wayne State University.
Students planning to enter law school should seek the assistance of the pre-law faculty advisor early in their undergraduate years.