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    Jul 31, 2021  
Lee University Catalog 2009-2010 
Lee University Catalog 2009-2010 [Archived Catalog]


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The American Bar Association does not recommend any specific pre-law major. Instead, it suggests that students focus on general skills, values and knowledge that may be attained through almost any program of study. Although any major may prepare a student for further study of the law, majors offered at Lee which are frequently taken by students intending to enter law school include business administration, communication, Departments offering these majors have designated prelaw advisors. Students interested in pursuing careers in law should contact their department chairperson to be assigned to the appropriate advisor.

University Pre-Law Liaisons

Political Science

Dewayne Thompson
Michael J. Laney
Jean Eledge
Robert Barnett
Stephen Swindle
Karen Mundy

The American Bar Association suggests that students interested in entering law school and pursuing careers in law should seek courses that provide the following:

  1. Analytic and problem-solving skills
  2. Critical reading ability
  3. Writing skills
  4. Oral communication and listening abilities
  5. General research skills
  6. Task organization and management skills
  7. The values of serving others and promoting justice.

It also recommends that students have a good background in the following areas of knowledge:

  1. American history and the social, political, economic and cultural factors which have influencedAmerican society;
  2. Political thought and theory and the contemporary American political system;
  3. Ethical theory and theories of justice;
  4. Micro-economic theory and the interaction between economic theory and public policy;
  5. Basic mathematics including pre-calculus;
  6. Human behavior and social interaction; and
  7. Cultural diversity and the increasing interdependence of the nations of the world.

The American Bar Association’s final recommendation is that serious pre-law students be active in community service projects and in extracurricular service activities. Lee offers a wide variety of service opportunities, and pre-law students are encouraged to take an active part in the Society for Law and Justice.

Pre-Law Sequence

The following courses comprise a pre-law sequence, which can be inserted into relevant majors such as business administration, communication, English, history, political science and sociology.


“W” in the course title indicates the course is “writing intensive.”

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