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Students in prelaw studies complete the prelaw concentration, an interdisciplinary program of 18 to 21 credits that they satisfy while fulfilling the requirements of a traditional liberal arts major.

The goal of prelaw studies is not to train lawyers but to help students develop the highly sophisticated writing, analytical, and critical skills that law schools demand. By taking courses outside of their own field of study, students with a prelaw concentration are exposed to academic methodology and critical approaches not inherent to their own disciplines, and they broaden the base of their academic experience.

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