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Pre-Law Advising

Whitworth's rigorous liberal-arts education is ideal training for law school and the legal profession. Recent graduates have been accepted into law schools at Yale, Stanford, Duke, University of Michigan, Cornell and University of Washington, and Whitworth alumni are working at some of the most successful law firms in Washington and around the United States. Pre-law students are welcome to select any liberal-arts major, but they may find the most relevant law-school preparation in programs offered through the departments of history, political science, literature, philosophy, economics, sociology, psychology, mathematics and science. Regardless of students' majors, Whitworth prepares its graduates to succeed in law school by equipping them with a broad knowledge base and strong analytic, critical-thinking and communication skills. In addition, the pre-law advisor actively assists students in developing an appropriate course plan and making other arrangements for taking the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) and applying for law school. While Whitworth does not have a designated pre-law curriculum, the following courses are recommended:

  • PO 102 - American National Politics
  • PO 223 - Law and Society
  • PO 365W - Constitutional Law
  • PH 201 - Logic
  • PH 221 - Ethics
  • JMC 402 - Mass-Media Law
  • BU 240 - Business Law

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Pre-Law Advisor:
Professor Julia Stronks



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