College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

BA Liberal Studies, Pre-Law

The Liberal Studies Pre-Law Concentration is an interdisciplinary course of study designed to foster students’ logical reasoning, analytic and problem-solving skills, critical reading abilities, written composition, oral communication, and listening abilities. Although these skills are designated by the American Bar Association as ideal for providing “a sound foundation for a legal education,” a Pre-Law degree also prepares students for administrative and management careers, governmental positions, journalism and media careers, and provides excellent pre-professional training for further graduate studies.

The Pre-Law curriculum offers students broad range of interdisciplinary exposure to develop students’ writing, speaking and thinking skills and to foster an understanding of American institutions and values. The Pre-Law Concentration courses are intended to help students understand the relationship between law and morality and the role of law in society, develop skills in argument analysis, and explore various areas of the law.

Liberal Studies Pre-Law majors who select a law school career path receive intensive advising, LSAT preparation guidance, assistance with personal statement preparation, direction in letters of recommendation selection, and support throughout the Law School Admission Council’s application process. Pre-Law majors are also encouraged to participate actively in the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA) or the Henry Frye Pre-Law Society, named after a distinguished A&T alumnus who in 1983 became the first African-American to serve on the Supreme Court of North Carolina. Students who are seeking a major with academic rigor and that provides training in skills essential for professional employment should consider a Liberal Studies Pre-Law major.

Curriculum Guide