UMSL College of Arts & Sciences - Pre-Law Advising
Pre-Law Advisor: Dr. John Brunero
Philosphy as a Pre-Law Degree
Students planning to attend law school must pursue an undergraduate degree of their choice. There is no such thing as a prelaw major. Law schools encourage students to pursue a course of study that includes a broad liberal arts background. The prelaw advisor will assist students in choosing courses that will enhance their analytical and writing skills.
English language and literature courses are virtually indispensable. An awareness of the institutional processes of government obtained through study in political science is needed. Since law is inseparable from historical experience, an acquaintance with American History is important. Students should acquire a knowledge of macro- and microeconomics. Statistics, accounting, and computer science are valuable in understanding special legal subjects and the practice of law.
The University of Missouri has law schools at Columbia and Kansas City. University of Missouri-St. Louis students will find everything needed in planning an undergraduate program, preparing for the LSAT, and applying to law school in the office of the prelaw advisor. Students should contact the prelaw advisor early in their undergraduate career through of Office of Undergraduate Student Affairs in the College of Arts and Sciences, 303 Lucas Hall, 516-5501.
Students can also visit the official web site for the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) at http://lsac.org/ for information on the following topics:
Law School Admission Council
Law School Admission Test (LSAT)
Choosing a law school
Applying to law school
Links related to law schools and legal education
Information on General law school listings to include Missouri law schools can be found at the web sites below:
American Bar Association List of Approved Schools
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
Saint Louis University School of Law
Washington University School of Law
Other helpful Prelaw web sites include:
American Bar Association Preparation for Legal Education
National Association for Law Placement: Pre-Law