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Pre-Law Advisory Program - Recommended Courses of Study
The following proposed curricula was developed by Dr. David Jamison, Dean of the School of Communication and Information Systems
and is based on the document, "Preparation for Legal Education," prepared by the Pre-Law Committee (hereafter "the Committee") of
the American Bar Association's Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.
The Committee explicitly recognizes that prospective law students can be drawn from virtually any major, and that successful law
students come from a wide variety of academic backgrounds. Indeed, the Committee says:
"'. . . the ABA does not recommend any particular group of undergraduate major or courses . . . developing such a
list is neither possible nor desirable."
Instead, the Committee recommends that an undergraduate student contemplating law school develop a set of Skills, Values, and
Basic Areas of Knowledge. We believe that, with the following curricula, the Bachelor's degree programs at Robert Morris can
fulfill all of the committee's suggestions.
The Pre-Law Curriculum (21-24 Credits)
|Curriculum Area||To Meet Requirement|
|History||(3-6 credits)||HIST1020, HIST1021, HIST1055|
|Political Theory||(3 credits)||POLS1020 or POLS1030|
|Ethics & Justice||(3 credits)||PHIL 2_ _ _|
|Mathematics||(3 credits)||MATH1050 or STAT2110|
|Human Behavior||(3 credits)||PSYC2520 or SOCI2320|
|(3-6 credits)||POLS1040 or POLS1050|