Helpful Classes

These are classes recommended to help you prepare for the LSAT and law school. They are not law-related classes. These classes can expand your vocabulary and critical thinking skills, which is important for law school. ANY class that requires you to write logically, demands concise analysis of issues, and asks you to develop your analysis beyond a recitation of facts will be useful. Not every class is offered every semester or every year; please check with the department offering the course.

The classes in BOLD Italics are strongly recommended. They teach fundamental skills that are necessary for success in law school. Classes with an * should be taken before the LSATs, if possible.

Mathematics/Statistics
Math 1020Q: Problem Solving*
Math 1070Q: Math for Business and Economics
Stats 1000Q: Introduction to Stats OR Stats 1100 Q: Elementary Concepts in Stats

Philosophy
Phil 1102: Philosophy and Logic*
Phil 2211Q: Symbolic Logic
Phil 2215: Ethics
Phil 2217: Social and Political Philosophy

English:
Eng 3692: Grammar
Eng 3623: Rhetoric of Political Discourse
Any writing courses

Economics:
Econ: 1201 and 1202: Micro and Macro Econ (Econ 1200 is also acceptable)
Econ 1108: Game Theory

Communications:
Coms 1100: Public Speaking (Beneficial if you fear public speaking)

Any law-related courses from the History, Political Science or Anthropology Departments