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    Pre-Law

    For students interested in pursuing a career in law, certain skills—analytical and coherent thinking, critical reasoning, perceptive reading, and a strong command of the spoken and written language—are essential to your success.

    Luckily for you, Washington College does a great job of teaching those very skills. Through co-curricular and extracurricular activities, pre-law students have plenty of opportunities to develop leadership skills. And our Pre-Law Committee is here to help you with law school planning and admission, individual advising, and LSAT prep.

    While “pre-law” is not a major, several majors including economicsEnglishenvironmental studiespolitical sciencephilosophy, and sociology—provide an excellent foundation for law school, and our minor in Justice, Law & Society offers national and global perspectives on criminal justice, civil liberties, ethical conduct, social welfare, and more. Our liberal arts curriculum, with its emphasis on critical thinking and effective oral and written communication, will help you hone the skills you will need to perform well on the LSAT, secure admission to law school, and succeed in the legal profession.

    LSAT Information & Resources

    LSAC online is the webiste for the Law School Admission Council, the administors of the Law School Admission Test (LSAT).  There you will find LSAT information, online registration, deadlines, and additional resources.

    Useful LSAC Pages:

     

     

    • Law School Podcaster - The goal of this law school podcast is to deliver relevant information through regular audio segments for those planning to apply to law school. 
    • Public Legal (ILRG) - A categorized index of more than 4000 select web sites in 238 nations, islands, and territories, as well as thousands of locally stored web pages, legal forms, and downloadable files. Serve as a comprehensive resource of information concerning law and the legal profession.
    • The National Association for Law Placement (NALP) - A non-profit educational association established in 1971 to meet the needs of all participants in the legal employment process (career planning, recruitment and hiring, and professional development of law students and lawyers) for information, coordination and standards. 
    • Equal Justice Works - Their mission is to create a just society by mobilizing the next generation of lawyers committed to equal justice by providing leadership to ensure a sustainable pipeline of talented and trained lawyers involved in public service. 

     

     

    ADVISORS

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    Rachel Durso

    Associate Professor of Sociology & Black Studies, Department Chair, Director of Justice, Law & Society Minor