Law school graduates can find work in government, business and corporate, sciences, criminal justice, publishing, and domestic relations among others.
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Most law schools (including UO) require a bachelor’s degree as prerequisite for admission. They are not concerned about the applicant’s major, but wish to see evidence of intellectual maturation. Therefore, most require that no more than ten percent of the applicant’s pre-legal education consist of “activity” courses of a “non-theoretical” nature. Keen analytical capabilities and well-developed writing skills are emphasized.
Courses such as PS 201 and 202 relating to U.S. Government institutions, including courts and the law, can help the student to comprehend the role of law in American society and can provide the student with an opportunity to analyze real-life court decisions.
In selecting a pre-law major, students should consider the area to be selected for law practice: government, business and corporate, sciences, criminal justice, publishing, domestic relations, etc. Admission to law schools is based on academic achievement, employment experience, extra-curricular activities, and performance on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT).
Students should follow the transfer curriculum for the field of study and college or university in which they plan to complete the baccalaureate degree. After transfer, consult with the institution’s pre-law adviser to plan upper division coursework.
Law Certificates & Degrees at UCC
At UCC, you can earn a TWO-YEAR TRANSFER DEGREE for less than you'll pay for one year at a state university. Plus, UCC offers:
• Seamless, direct transfer degrees
• Expert faculty dedicated to teaching
• Personal attention and small class sizes
• Online classes
Prospective students should visit Advising and Career Services to get started and then see a program advisor (below) to develop a more focused educational plan.
Crystal Sullivan - Contact
Coordinator, Associate Professor, Paralegal