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Capital University prides itself in having built a strong undergraduate program that prepares students for success in law school and, a few years later, for success in the legal profession. Over the years, hundreds of Capital graduates have gone on to attend law schools around the country, including Capital, Ohio Northern, Ohio State, Syracuse, Georgetown, Case Western, New York, Valparaiso, Wake Forest, Indiana and Duke universities. Law school admission offices typically are not as interested in specific majors as they are in having students with critical reasoning skills and excellent communication skills. Through the General Education courses, Capital students receive a strong liberal arts background as recommended by the American Bar Association for admission to law school. With the 12-course core, a major of the student's choice, some wisely chosen electives, and considerable study and effort, pre-law students from Capital usually do well on the LSAT (Law School Admissions Test) and continue to do well once they are enrolled in a juris doctor program.Internships, open houses and special preparation for taking law school entrance exams are just some of the ways Capital readies its undergraduates for the rigors and rewards of law school. The university's Columbus location gives pre-law students the added benefits of Ohio's capital and largest city, as well as opportunities in state government.
While Capital's pre-law program is coordinated by the political science department, students from all academic disciplines are encouraged to explore the possibility of attending law school. Capital's strong liberal arts emphasis, coupled with the General Education goals and internship opportunities, provides students with the educational skills they will need to do well in their law school studies. Capital's pre-law students will develop:
The pre-law program at Capital University is designed to give the student a wide variety of course options through the selection of electives. A number of those electives will be somewhat mandated by the student's major. Others will be left up to the discretion of the student and the faculty advisor.
The following is are examples of some of the electives recommended for pre-law students that may help build on the skills they will need in law school or in the legal profession:
Law school may seem like a long way off to an undergraduate, but when it comes to getting into the juris doctor program of your choice, the earlier you start to plan, the better. Capital University provides students in its pre-law program with the following information and services:
Hands-on intern experience invaluable: Juniors and seniors are encouraged to participate in one of the many off-campus internships available to Capital's pre-law students. Hands-on internship experience as an undergraduate not only helps students get admitted to the law school of their choice, but it also makes a good impression on potential employers. Capital students have participated in internships on local, national and international levels with the following individuals, agencies and organizations:
Capital University is a private four-year undergraduate institution and graduate school located in the Columbus, Ohio, neighborhood of Bexley. Copyright © 2013 Capital University