Many students at MSU are interested in exploring possible careers in law and every year MSU students are accepted at excellent law schools across the country. MSU offers a variety of resources and advising to students who wish to pursue a career in law after graduation. These resources include:
- FAQs about law school, available at http://www.montana.edu/wwwprov/lawfaq.html
- Personal law school advising by faculty members and administrators who are experienced attorneys
- Legal career and law school information sessions scheduled several times during the academic year
- Courses about and/or relating to law, including:
- Many other courses that help students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in law school and in a legal career
- Law School Admission Test (LSAT) administration at MSU three times per year
NAS 426--Federal Indian Law and Policy
PSCI 210--Intro to American Government.
PSCI 306--Legislative Process
PSCI 434--International Law
PSCI 461--Administrative Law
PSCI 471--American Constitutional Law
SOCI 313--Principles of Criminal Law and Procedure
SOCI 357--Occupational and Corporate Crime
SOCI 358--Crime and Inequality
SOCI 435--Law and Society
SOCI 436--Law and Inequality
Because there is no required or preferred set of courses for law school, MSU does not offer a formal pre-law curriculum. In fact, although Political Science is a common major for law school applicants, many law schools are delighted to see applicants who have majored in such apparently non-law related fields as engineering, biology and nursing because law schools seek variety and diversity in their applicants. What a student majors in is far less important than developing the skills necessary for a successful career in law, including critical thinking, logical reasoning, and excellent written and oral communication skills. All of these skills can be acquired and strengthened in any major a student chooses.
For more information about pre-law resources at MSU, please visit http://www.montana.edu/wwwprov/lawfaq.html.