By earning an undergraduate degree with a broad liberal arts background, you’ll prepare yourself to analyze and explore legal issues in your pursuit of becoming a lawyer. Pre-law is not a major, but by working with an academic advisor to develop a specialized plan of study in conjunction any other undergraduate major, you can lay a solid groundwork for your education in law.
While there are no specific prerequisite classes to be admitted to law school, there are classes available at UND to help you develop the skills needed to be a successful lawyer. You'll work with an academic advisor to help develop your individual plan of study. Choose classes from the following areas:
- Expression and Communication
- Analysis and Understanding
- Institutional Influences
- Individual Influences
- Technical Precision
Preparing for admission to law school can be daunting; however, there are many services and opportunities on campus to help you succeed and make your undergraduate education as advantageous as possible. UND has several student organizations and associations specifically for students interested in law.
After completing your undergraduate degree, you can apply for acceptance to the University of North Dakota School of Law, the state's only law school.
A career in law is a good decision — there will always be a need for legal representation in almost every industry, including government, corporate and non-profit organizations. Employment of lawyers is expected to grow about as fast as the average for all occupations.
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