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Pre-Law

Guided by faculty with extensive legal expertise and Baker's well-rounded liberal arts education, you will develop the skills, knowledge and confidence that law schools prize.

Baker Student Success

More than 95 percent of Baker students who apply to law school are admitted to either their first or second choice. 

In recent years several Baker graduates have received full-ride fellowships to law programs across the country.

Advisor

Our pre-law advisor will advise you on undergraduate courses that will be advantageous in law school, suggest internship possibilities, help you choose potential law schools and provide guidance as you go through the application process. 

Coursework

Law schools are looking for diverse academic backgrounds, so you can apply with virtually any major. Although any major can lead to acceptance into law school, we recommend certain courses to help prepare you for the LSAT.

Quest

Quest courses form the backbone of Baker's liberal arts curriculum by focusing on critical thinking, speaking and writing. These are essential skills for anyone entering the legal profession.

Business

We recommend you take at least one business course during your undergraduate studies, whether it be Intro to Business or an introductory accounting course. A general understanding of business is necessary for future lawyers.

Law

Baker offers several courses that focus on law within certain areas. We recommend you pursue one or more of these courses as an introduction to the study of law and to gain skill in interpreting legal cases:

  • Environmental Issues & Policies
  • Business Law I
  • Business Law II
  • The Law of Sports
  • Mass Media Law
  • American Constitutional Law

Philosophy

Any course in philosophy is good preparation for law school and the LSAT. Research has shown that students who study philosophy are among the highest scorers on the LSAT. Here are some courses that are highly recommended for students looking into law.

  • Ethics
  • Logic & Argumentation
  • Law & Morality
 

What should I major in?

Recent pre-law students have graduated with majors in the following before moving on to distinguished law schools across the country:

  • Business
  • History
  • International studies
  • Mass media
  • Psychology 
  • Philosophy
  • Sociology

Where do Baker grads go to law school?

  • University of Kansas
  • University of Missouri at Columbia
  • Georgetown University
  • George Washington University
  • Washburn University
  • University of Missouri at Kansas City
  • Brigham Young University
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Duke University
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Gonzaga University
  • Wake Forest University
  • Drake University
  • University of Tulsa
  • Oklahoma City University
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Tulane University
  • Whittier College
  • College of William and Mary
  • Pepperdine University