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Courses for a Degree in Law

In addition to a focus on law courses, colleges typically require completion of courses and electives in each of the Arts, Math, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences areas. Below are some sample courses:

Political Science and Other Pre-Law Courses:

  • American Government
  • Introduction to Politics
  • Political Inquiry
  • Political Science Methods
  • International Relations
  • Political Thought
  • American Politics
  • Foreign Policy
  • Women and the Law
  • Comparative Politics
  • Campaigns and Elections
  • Urban Politics
  • Civil Liberties
  • Research Methods and Presentation
  • Public Policy
  • Debate
  • Forensics

Graduate Level Law Courses

  • Civil Procedure
  • Legal Methods
  • Civil Rights
  • Torts
  • Constitutional Law I
  • Constitutional Law II
  • Real Property
  • Contracts
  • Legal Reasoning
  • Legal Writing I
  • Legal Writing II
  • Legal Writing III
  • Legal Research
  • Evidence
  • Professional Responsibility

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology