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Wisconsin Lutheran College offers a pre-law program that prepares students to successfully develop the necessary skills required to earn a competitive score on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), obtain entrance into law school, and to complete the rigorous academic course of study one will experience in law school.
Students will obtain the skills necessary for success in law school. These skills include formal
and informal logical reasoning, oral and written communication, argumentation,
quantitative and qualitative research aptitude, and the ability to consume,
analyze, and synthesize large amounts of information, to negotiate, and to make
compelling presentations. What makes WLC’s pre-law
program distinctive, however, is that each student personally receives a scripturally
based Christian liberal arts undergraduate education. Students are prepared for
law school and their future legal careers with a solid foundation based on
Christian moral, ethical, and theological principles. In so doing, students
will value the legal profession as a vocation in which Christ calls his people
to be “servant leaders” in their communities.
Wisconsin Lutheran College graduates have been
very successful in matriculating to law school and in their chosen legal
careers. Some law schools that recent alumni have attended include Marquette
University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Indiana University, University of
Minnesota, University of the Pacific, University of St. Thomas, and Washburn
University. Alumni have also gone on to
work in both private law firms and in the public sector in various legal roles.
There is no specific undergraduate academic major that is required for entrance
into law school. Accordingly, pre-law students should choose a major of
interest to them, alongside completing an interdisciplinary set of supplemental
courses that specifically focus on developing those skills noted previously
that are required for success in law school. Some suggested major-minor
combinations would include, but are not limited to, the following: business
administration, communication, communicative arts, English, environmental
science, interdisciplinary studies, history, philosophy, and theology. It is
also highly encouraged that pre-law students consider completing an internship,
enrolling in a short-term or semester-long study abroad opportunity, and by participating in co-curricular
organizations and activities offered at WLC such as the student-run Pre-Law Club. Pre-law students at
WLC will establish a curriculum plan and register for courses with the guidance
of their major academic advisor in conjunction with the pre-law faculty
advisor, Dr. Jason Badura. For
more information about the pre-law program please contact Dr. Badura.
LEARN ABOUT WLC'S 3+3 PRE-LAW AGREEMENTS