Preparation for Law School
Students planning to become lawyers must first complete a baccalaureate degree before enrolling in law school. Most law schools recommend against special programs for pre-law students at the college level. Instead, they suggest that pre-law students take any of several different majors, emphasizing the development of abilities that are typically associated with a good Arts and Sciences core. These include being able to write and think critically and clearly, communicate effectively, and analyze and weigh the elements of situations; having mature study habits and intellectual curiosity; and being broadly informed. Among the programs often recommended are those leading to majors in English, History, or Business, for example.
Welch College has designated Mr. Matthew Bracey as pre-law advisor. Students interested in law school should plan their programs in consultation with him.