Students in legal major practicing Ethics Bowl

Politics & Law Major

Learn from Practicing Judges and Attorneys

Students interested in the legal system or eager to pursue a legislative, justice, legal research, or law career are encouraged to check out Taylor University’s Politics & Law major.

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.

Evaluating Your Curriculum

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.

Prepared for Jobs in Politics & Law

The History, Global & Political Studies department offers several opportunities for you to sharpen skills that would help you succeed in the legal sector. All students work with a faculty member in legal or political directed research. Individual classes will have additional hands-on, real-world opportunities.

We encourage our students to undertake practicums in judges’ offices, local law firms, major national firms, and not-for-profit legal aid clinics—all of which provide real-world experience of the multiple careers in the legal field.

Taylor law graduates work in all fields of law, and we have a proven record of students being accepted into top tier law schools. History, Global & Political Studies majors have an acceptance rate into law school of more than 96%.

Law School Timeline

Curious about what the timeline from college to law school might look like? Here's an idea of milestones to meet along the way. Connect with a faculty member below to learn more.

Month Milestone
December (typically junior year)

Begin LSAT study
Brainstorm school list


Complete prep course curriculum
Begin full practice tests


Register for June LSAT
Purchase CAS on LSAC website


Brainstorm personal statement ideas


Request letters of recommendation
Begin drafting personal statement
Request transcripts
Register for August LSAT (if necessary)
Work on updating resumé


Final personal statement proofread
Final resumé proofread
Finalize school list & check when applications open
Register for viritual law school events


Complete, thoroughly review, & submit all applications

Politics & Law Curriculum & Degree Options

Students interested in course descriptions and academic policies can check out our Undergraduate Catalog here.

Contact the History, Global & Political Studies Department

Dr. Nicholas Kerton-Johnson, PPE & Politics Program Director

Dr. Jakob Miller, Assistant Professor of Political Science

Dr. Kevin Johnson, Chair of the Department of History, Global & Political Studies

Desirae Crouch, History, Global & Political Studies Program Assistant