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Social Sciences Undergraduate Degrees Pre-Law


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Emporia State University offers extremely competitive tuition rates, as well as tuition reduction programs, flat-rate tuition, and scholarships.

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Our students enjoy the benefits of small classes and a close relationship with ESU  faculty.

Program description

Emporia State is the only institution in Kansas that offers senior pre-law students the opportunity to take a special orientation course on what to expect in law school. Emporia State pre-law graduates have been accepted at outstanding law schools throughout the country and are now practicing in a variety of fields as lawyers and judges.

What can you do with this degree?

Prepare to enter law school.

Degree Information

ESU students work with Dr. Kelly, Pre-Law Advisor.  They may also pursue Legal Studies Minor which may be paired with any major. The new emphasis responds to law schools' suggestion that applicants have a broad academic foundation with oral and written communication skills, sound reasoning (critical thinking) abilities, and an understanding of the nature, development, and operations of the political, social, and economic institutions of society. They seek applicants who have acquired self-discipline and rigorous study habits in the course of their undergraduate studies.

Law is often considered as one of the Social Sciences, thus some acquaintance with other social sciences should be part of one's pre-law preparation. Students should evaluate their own academic aspirations, interests, and abilities, and build on their strengths as they prepare for law school. The course of study in pre-law in the political science major is designed to allow students to do just that.

For more information contact Pre-law advisor Dr. Michael Smith

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