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.

          

Law Related Undergraduate Courses:

  • AH 3303: Disability Law, Policy, Ethics, and Advocacy
  • AH 3278: Worker’s Compensation
  • ANTH 3098: Political and Legal Anthropology
  • AMST/HIST 2810: Crime, Policing, and Punishment in the United States (CA1-C) 
  • AMST/HRTS/POLS 3807: Constitutional Rights and Liberties
  • AMST/POLS 3822: Law and Popular Culture
  • ARE 2434E: Environmental and Resource Policy
  • ARE 2435W: Writing in Environmental and Resource Policy
  • ARE 3223: Business Organizations and Labor Markets
  • BLAW 3660: International Business Law
  • BADM/BLAW 3274: Real Estate Law
  • BADM/BLAW 3175: The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
  • EDLR 3335: Sport Law
  • ECON 3468: Economics of the Law
  • ECON 2120: Honors Core: Rights and Harms (CA1-D) 
  • ECON 2446: Labor Legislation
  • HCMI 4243: Health Law and Policy
  • HDFS 3540: Child Welfare, Law, and Social Policy (CA2) 
  • HDFS 3520: Legal Aspects of Family Life
  • HIST 3551: Topics in U.S. Legal History
  • HRTS 3055: Theory and Practice of International Criminal Justice
  • HRTS 3200W: International Human Rights Law (CA1-D, CA4INT)
  • HRTS/POLS 3418: International Organizations and the Law
  • JOUR 3020: Media/Journalism Law
  • MAST/POLS 3832: Maritime Law
  • NRE 3201: Conservation Law Enforcement
  • NRE 3245E: Environmental Law
  • PHIL 3226: Philosophy of Law
  • POLS 3817: Law and Society
  • POLS 3812: Judiciary in the Political Process
  • POLS: 3827: The Politics of Crime and Justice
  • POLS 2803W: Legal Reasoning and Writing
  • POLS 3837: Civil Rights and Legal Mobilization
  • POLS/WGSS 2807: Women and the Law
  • POLS 2827 Criminal Justice in Practice
  • POLS 3802: Constitutional Law
  • PP 1001: Introduction to Public Policy (CA2) 
  • SOCI 2310: Introduction to Criminal Justice (CA2, CA4)
  • SOCI 2301: Criminology
  • SOCI/WGSS 3317: Women and Crime
  • SOCI 2823: The Sociology of Law: Global and Comparative Perspectives (CA2, CA4INT)
  • Credited Internship / Fieldwork in Law (course name & details varies by department)

*No one class is required to apply to law school, these are simply suggestions. Many are only offered once in a while, some are special topics, others are offered every semester, some fall only/spring only, etc. Some of these courses have prerequisites or are only open to people in certain majors or departments, or may require permission numbers. These courses are merely suggestions that might help you to gain some background knowledge about the law and legal processes.