Prepare for Law School
What jobs can you do with
After attending law school, you may find passion working as an individual practitioner or as an employee of a public interest group.
Private law firms
Government or politics
Finance or investment banking sectors
A pre-law major does not outline certain courses or co-curricular activities for students because of the wide range of relevant pre-law preparation. Dakota Wesleyan will help you gain critical and collaborative thinking skills, effective expression, cultural and global awareness, civic values and personal growth and maturity to prepare for your journey ahead.
Law schools will look for your ability to understand, to think critically, and to communicate with clarity and force.
BUS 363 Business Law II
ENG 215 Business and Technical Writing
ECO 232 Principles of Microeconomics
ECO 231 Principles of Macroeconomics
BUS 484 Business Analysis and Strategy
BUS 371 Principles of Marketing
BUS 356 Operations/Information Management
BUS 101 Introduction to Business
BUS 381 Business Ethics and Social Policy
BUS 263 Business Law I
BUS 220 Principles of Management
MTH 200 Statistical Methods I
BUS 458 Auditing
BUS 457 Advanced Accounting
BUS 456 Governmental and Not-for-profit Accounting
BUS 355 Cost Accounting
BUS 354 Intermediate Accounting II
BUS 353 Intermediate Accounting I
BUS 350 Taxation II
BUS 349 Taxation I
BUS 305 Accounting Systems
BUS 252 Principles of Managerial Accounting
BUS 251 Principles of Financial Accounting
Get to Know Your Professors
Be prepared for the rigors of law school. Our low student-to-teacher ratio offers valuable one-on-one interaction with professors.
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Be Ready for the LSAT
Most law schools require applicants to take a standardized the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). This test is administered on several specific dates each year. If you’re interested in law as a profession, you should contact your adviser for advice on which major will best suit you and how to prepare for the LSAT.
The American Association of Law Schools has included the following comments regarding comprehensive preparation for success in law school and in a law career.
Communication, English, speech and languages – “The lawyer must be able to communicate effectively in oral and written expression. The formal role of the lawyer – in court, legislature and administrative agency – and the informal roles of counselor and negotiator demand the highest skills of expression.”
History – “History study allows the thoughtful organization of human experience so as to assist understanding … Law students often encounter concepts that are intelligible only in terms of their historical roots.”
Philosophy – “A sensitivity to the enduring questions of personal and public morality forms an appropriate backdrop for the consideration of legal issues. Perhaps of even greater importance is the training in understanding transactions.”
Logic, mathematics and legal decisions – “These disciplines emphasize the power of inference. They do not, however, supply the plasticity and ambiguity of fact and theory that make legal inference a different experience. For this, only the richness of verbal symbols, found in every corner of the curriculum, provides analogies.”
Economics – “Significant numbers of legal questions ultimately involve economic issues ... The use of symbols and systems in economics can be especially valuable to prospective lawyers.” Social sciences: political science, sociology, psychology, anthropology, economics – “The interaction of law and social science is something with which the law student will want more than passing familiarity ... Law is a social science.”
Accounting – “Prospective law students would be wise to learn basic accounting in college and certainly should be required to master at least its rudiments in law school.”
Computer science – “One can do very well in law school with no knowledge of computers, but this knowledge will affect legal work and research increasingly. The law student who has some understanding of this technology will be better equipped for legal work in the future.”
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