What classes should I take?
Again, there are no required classes for law school. You can take
what you want. I encourage students to take courses that interest
them, because they will be more likely to do well in them. In
general, I also suggest that a student (1) avoid easy or "gut"
courses, because the quality of the courses you take will be taken
into account by the law schools; (2) choose courses that stress
writing and give you practice in it, because writing is perhaps the
most important skill you will need as a lawyer; (3) choose courses
that require you to think for yourself, rather than simply memorize
material. The development of analytical skills (logical reasoning,
argumentation, etc.) is important preparation for law school. You do
not need to take an undergraduate law course. However, you may wish
to do so to see if the subject matter and approach interests you.
Many of the law courses on this campus are taught like law school
courses (with casebooks, Socratic method, etc.), and so they can
serve as some indication to you of whether you will enjoy the
material and master it.