Are you interested in the legal system or eager to pursue a legislative, justice, legal research, or law career? Similar to a pre-law major, the Politics & Law program will provide you with the background necessary to succeed in law school or a career in the legal field. Your classes will focus on legal analysis and thought, the role of law in society, critical thinking, and rhetorical skill. You also will take legal classes taught by practicing judges and attorneys, who help you find real-world experience and give you a taste of your future career in law.
Through political science and legal studies courses, Politics & Law majors broaden and deepen their understanding of the legal structure and their potential roles within this structure.
Our core law classes will help you explore a variety of legal areas, such as international and business law, and our Constitutional Law courses will fully prepare you for graduate studies in law. Elective courses allow you to tailor your degree to your interests and expand your repertoire of skills.
Politics & Law graduates are able to apply core legal concepts, theories, and histories to legal cases and current events within multiple disciplinary subfields. They are able to engage in profession-relevant discussions critically, effectively, and skillfully through writing and conversation. Graduates are also able to articulate a deep understanding of the law in light of God’s laws and how they plan to use their gifts to glorify God through their career in law.
Students interested in course descriptions and academic policies can check out our Undergraduate Catalog.
The Foundational Core classes will give you a big-picture view of how your calling connects with God's purpose for your life, engaging with ideas that will demonstrate how God has given you certain talents and skills to bring healing to the world. You’ll become a well-versed individual, equipped with critical thinking skills, a lifelong love of learning, and an appreciation for God's creation.
Curious about what the timeline from college to law school might look like? Here's an idea of milestones to meet along the way.
|December (typically junior year)||
Begin LSAT study
Complete prep course curriculum
Register for June LSAT
Request letters of recommendation
Complete, thoroughly review, & submit all applications