Advisers: Patrick Frierson (Philosophy), Jack Jackson (Politics) and Noah Leavitt (Associate Dean for Student Engagement)
Whitman does not have and does not recommend a formal prelaw major as preparation for law school, believing that no specific series of courses can be considered correct for every student who intends to enter the legal profession. Major law schools and the Association of American Law Schools agree that a broad liberal arts program is the best general preparation.
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Students planning a legal career are welcome to discuss their plans with a prelaw adviser.
The P-D-F grade option should be used by prelaw students with caution. Students who hope to attend law school the fall following graduation should take either the October or December Law School Admission Test during their senior year in order to meet most law school admission deadlines. A reason to take the earlier October test: Scores will be reported prior to most law school admission deadlines, an advantage when judging one’s chances for admission to various schools.