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Philosophy for Pre-Law Students

Interested In a Career in Law? Study Philosophy!

  • Philosophy majors have consistently performed extremely well on the LSAT and they have high rates of admission into law schools.  
  • See LSAT performance and admission rates for philosophy majors 
  • Philosophy develops skills that are recommended by the American Bar Association for pre-law students, including Problem Solving, Critical Reading, Writing and Editing, Oral Communication and Listening, and Promotion of Justice.  
  • Many philosophy courses also expose students to the law by critically examining laws, proposed legal reforms, and court cases.  These include Philosophy of Law, Global Justice, Human Rights: Theory and Practice, Biomedical Ethics, and Contemporary Moral Problems.
  • See the American Law Association’s statement on preparing for law school.   
  • Dr. Sandra Raponi has a law degree in addition to a Ph.D. in Philosophy. Please contact her for more information about how a degree in philosophy can help prepare you for law school.