- Law schools have no preference on an undergraduate major. Most schools wish to see well-rounded students with majors such as Psychology, English, Communication Arts, Political Science, History, and foreign languages.
- Montana State University Billings offers a minor in Political Science with a pre-law emphasis. The Political Science minor includes courses in United States Government, Constitutional Law, Civil Liberties, and Juvenile Delinquency--areas directly related to the law.
- Students are required to take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) which is comprised of three main sections: reading comprehension, analytical reasoning, and logical reasoning. The LSAT should be taken in June following the junior year or in October of the senior year. Most law schools also require candidates to register for the Law School Data Assembly Service (LSDAS), a biographical and academic information clearinghouse.
- Pre-law students should begin to consider possible law schools during the spring of their junior year and complete their applications by the end of the fall semester of their senior year.
- Montana State University Billings provides the basis for an excellent pre-law education. While admission to law school ultimately depends upon the student’s abilities, MSU Billings offers challenging courses and instructors who help individuals develop the skills needed for admission into law school and a successful legal career.
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