Learn more about law school requirements
There is no set list of courses required for law school. Instead, law schools want to see students who have a balance of courses in literature, language, speech, composition, logic, and semantics because they are concerned with the cultivation of the skills necessary for law school. These include:
- Reading skills: The ability to take in and remember large amounts of information
- Analytical skills: The ability to organize and to analyze information, as well as to reason and to draw conclusions based on reading and organizing
- Communication skills: The ability to present your arguments and conclusions both orally and in writing
Just taking the courses, however, is not enough. You must also do well. Grades are very important. This includes grades in all courses taken at any university while completing your undergraduate degree. Consequently, you want to major in a subject in which you are interested and one in which you will work hard to do well. Take challenging courses appropriate to your strengths, and choose courses in which hard work will be rewarded with good grades.