Jun 22, 2018  
2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog

Pre-Law


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Dr. Melinda Adams, Coordinator
Phone: (540) 568-3377
Email: adams2mj@jmu.edu

Students who plan to apply to law school may select their major from a wide range of fields, depending upon their interests. The scope of the law is broad and offers room for individuals of varied educational and intellectual backgrounds. Students should choose courses that provide them with broad informational and cultural preparation and develop their reasoning abilities.

Especially valuable to a pre-law program are courses in:

  • Communication, including composition, language and speech, which enable students to express themselves well.
  • The humanities and social sciences, which help students to appreciate and perform effectively in their culture and society.
  • Logic, mathematics and the natural sciences, which develop skills of fact discrimination, analysis and synthesis.
  • Accounting and economics.

Also important to the pre-law program is Phi Alpha Delta, a student organization that organizes law-related activities.

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