Admission to law schools requires a baccalaureate degree and a Law School Admission Test (LSAT) score. The degree may be in any discipline. Students preparing for law school are advised to take courses in logical thought, American history, American politics, business, and criminal and civil law. While no specific courses are required, IU Northwest offers an interdisciplinary prelaw minor for students interested in attending law school.
The minor includes six courses totaling 18 credits. Students in SPEA, the School of Business and Economics, and history majors in the College of Arts and Sciences could double-count courses that are required for their major or concentration, but they are required to take at least four courses or 12 credits outside of their major or concentration. The structure of the minor is as follows:
Students may pick from the following courses for the elective:
The prelaw advisor can approve an elective that is not on the list if it meets the educational objectives.
For more information, visit the Political Science page on the IU Northwest Bulletin.