If you’re thinking about law school, you should be thinking about getting started at Millikin. Pre-Law at Millikin is not a major, but an advising program that prepares you for law school. We prepare you to succeed in law school by through several specific strategies.
- Develop career and life skills that are vital to a career in the legal field
- Cultivate relationships with first-class faculty and professional mentors
- Learn through hands-on experiences, such as Millikin’s moot court or by interning in a local law firm, law enforcement agency, police crime lab, public defender’s office, or state’s attorney’s office
Developing skills for law school
The most frequently asked question of the Pre-Law program is usually, What should I major in to get into law school? Our answer is always the same, Major in what you’re interested in and passionate about.
Successful preparation for law school does not require a specific undergraduate major or a specific undergraduate course of study. It does, however, require the development of specific skill sets. These include:
- analytical thinking and problem-solving skills
- critical reading and writing skills
- oral communication and listening abilities
- general research skills
Seek out the courses you know will challenge you to build and hone these kinds of skills.
If you’re seriously considering law school, you need to get serious about preparing now. At Millikin, you won’t have to prepare alone. Millikin professors are committed to helping you every step of the way.
Work with your faculty advisor to design a personalized course of study that serves your current interests and career goals. Get his or her advice on which courses will help you strengthen your skills. Having established working relationships with your professors and your faculty advisor, you’ll find you not only are academically prepared for law school, but you also have people in your corner when it comes time for applying and recommendations. Millikin faculty members are willing to advocate on your behalf.
The LSAT is an important component of entrance into law school. At Millikin, you can get help prepping for it. Practice tests—actual LSATs that have been given in previous years—are administered several times a semester so you can know what to expect and where you still need work.