Students interested in Pre-law are advised in the Dean’s Office of the College of Arts and Sciences.
Law is a part of all aspects of our lives from the environment to the music business, from athletics to the international arena, and from adoption to elder law. Students interested in the legal profession can therefore major in any area that interests them and Pre-Law students choose majors in all of the Colleges of the University. As law schools select students from a wide variety of majors, there is no Pre-Law major or prescribed curriculum at Kansas State; rather, Pre-Law is an interest area for students considering law school.
Law schools do not require any specific courses, but certain areas of expertise are recommended by the American Bar Association as preparation for the study of law. Students need to select rigorous courses to develop critical reading and writing skills, excellent oral communication and listening skills, analytical and problem-solving skills, research skills, time management, and an understanding of our society’s institutions and values. Law schools are looking for breadth and depth, so appropriately challenging courses will be selected in consultation with the Pre-Law advisor and with the major advisor.
A number of the colleges and departments of the University have pre-law tracks. Currently, these are found in the department of Agricultural Economics in the College of Agriculture, in the departments of Communication Studies, Philosophy, and Political Science in the College of Arts and Sciences, and in the elective sequences in the College of Business.
Students in all majors who are considering law school should consult with the University’s Pre-Law advisor in 112 Eisenhower Hall early in their undergraduate career. Additional information about Pre-Law can be found on the Pre-Law website.