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Law, Preparation for the Study of

In advising students who plan to enter law school, Mills College is guided by the Statement on Prelaw Preparation of the American Bar Association Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar. The association recommends no specific major or courses, but stresses the development of core skills considered essential for legal education. These include analytic/problem-solving skills, critical reading abilities, writing skills, oral communciation and listening abilities, and general research skills as well as some basic areas of knowledge that support a legal education.

The development of these fundamental capacities is not particular to any one subject matter area, department, or division. Rather, they are developed by an individual student through the purposeful and rigorous pursuit of whatever course of study that best serves these objectives for her. The Pre-Law Program is thus flexible in terms of courses and majors and should be planned with the student's faculty advisor in light of her background and professional goals. Mills offers a law-related interdisciplinary major in political, economics, policy and law (PELP) with a concentration in Legal Institutions and Processes.

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Last Updated: 7/23/15