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Pre-Law

Coordinators:  Dr. John A. Britton, Dr. William M. Ramsey, Dr. David R. White

Law schools are seeking students with outstanding academic records, not students who have majored in one particular discipline.  The University offers majors as indicated elsewhere in the Francis Marion University Catalog.  Any of these majors would be acceptable to a law school, provided a student has a demonstrated proficiency in the use of the English language as well as a high grade point average.  However, the Supreme Court of South Carolina advises students that the Court has found the following subjects highly beneficial in taking the bar examination and for the pursuit of a career as an attorney:

  1. English composition
  2. English public speaking
  3. United States History
  4. Accounting
  5. Economics
  6. Logic
  7. Literature
  8. Political Science
  9. Philosophy

 

Introductory levels of four of these courses (composition, history, literature, and political science) are required as general education subjects.  Students interested in going to law school should consider taking upper-level courses from some areas, in addition to the introductory-level courses.  For further information, students can contact a coordinator.

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