Academic Planning

You don’t have to choose a particular major to go to law school.

In fact, law schools are interested in candidates from a variety of disciplines. However, you’ll need to develop some key skills and learn some relevant concepts, and Elmhurst offers a variety of courses that can help. For example:

  • In Introduction to Law, students will learn about civil law doctrines and legal procedures taught by an attorney and alum of Elmhurst College who attended Northwestern University for his JD.
  • In Constitutional Law I, Constitutional Law II and Criminal Law, you’ll read and brief Supreme Court cases as well as learn substantive areas of law.
  • Our Logic course can help you prepare for specific sections of the LSAT.
  • In Mock Trial, you’ll research a fictional legal case and compete to win trials before members of the local legal community.
  • Students in the MBA program at Elmhurst can take The Legal and Ethical Framework of Business to learn the fundamental concepts and legal principles applicable to the global business community.

In addition, the College’s Russell G. Weigand Center for Professional Excellence can help you identify opportunities to learn more about the field through volunteering, mentoring and internships.

We encourage you to work closely with your pre-law advisor when choosing courses at Elmhurst.

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