Like many liberal arts colleges, Whitman has no separate Pre-Law major. Lawyers need to possess excellent writing, reading, critical thinking and analytical skills, as well as a basic understanding of the human experience. Common undergraduate majors for future Whitman lawyers include economics, English, history, philosophy, and sociology, but law schools look with equal favor on students who have excelled in other rigorous liberal arts majors.
The Pre-Law Advisors at Whitman can offer direction and advice to students about their plans for law school. Professor Patrick Frierson (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Assistant Dean Noah Leavitt (email@example.com) are the current Advisors. Whitman also offers a combined program with Columbia University that allows students to complete a bachelor’s degree and law degree after six years instead of the usual seven.
Additional information can be found in the online version of the Whitman College Course Catalog.
The Student Engagement Center has a number of books available in its library that provide information about law schools and careers in law. Also, students can contact alumni who can offer information regarding the practice of law through the Career Consultant Network at the Student Engagement Center. Also available in our Center is the LSAT/LSDAS Registration and Information Book which contains all the information needed to register for and take the LSAT. Please visit our office to pick up a copy.
Whitman College will hold our annual Law School Panel on October 11, 2012 in Reid Campus Center G2 from 11:00am - 12:00pm. Law school representatives discuss the application process, financial aid, and the LSAT. There will be opportunities to ask questions at this event. Check out these useful links: