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Students considering careers in the law have many opportunities at Lehman College. Legal educators recommend that students preparing for law school follow a course of study that develops a critical understanding of the institutions and values with which the law deals, the ability to think analytically, to conduct independent research, and to write and speak effectively. A comprehensive liberal arts education—including a major stressing these essential skills, courses in philosophy, such as critical thinking and the philosophy of law, and courses in English such as advanced expository writing—offers the best foundation for law school. A minor in political science is helpful. Students interested in law school should meet with the College's prelaw adviser for information and counseling. For referral to the prelaw adviser, see the Academic Information and Advisement Center (Shuster Hall, Room 280).

Last modified: 7/30/2015