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Law Prerequisite Courses:

There is no set list of courses required for law school. Instead, law schools want to see students have a balance of courses in literature, language, speech, composition, logic, and semantics as they are directly 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 analyze information, to reason and 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; choose courses in which hard work will be rewarded with good grades.

Admission by Application:

IU Bloomington—Maurer School of Law Admission Information
IU Indianapolis—McKinney School of Law Admission Information

Home Page:

IU Bloomington—Maurer School of Law 
IU Indianapolis—McKinney School of Law 

Additional Resources:

American Bar Association
Internet Legal Resource Guide
Law School Admission Council (LSAC)
Law School Locator
Official Guide to ABA Approved Law Schools


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