North Park University’s pre-professional track for law is a sequence of courses and advising that will give you a solid foundation for your applications to competitive law schools around the country. The pre-law track should accompany a major—most often politics and government or business and economics—where you’ll also gain a deeper understanding of the complexities of government and business.
Pre-law students are advised by faculty in the Politics and Government Department, often Dr. Jonathan Peterson who has significant real-world experience in the world of law and politics. Your advisor will talk with you about your particular interests in law, and help you stay on track throughout your program at North Park to make sure you are prepared for your applications and interviews for law school.
Course Sequences and Activities
We recommend you take the following courses alongside your major and Core Curriculum requirements to prepare for law schools and a career in the legal profession. Some courses may also meet major/Core Curriculum requirements.
Recommended Core Courses
- American Government
- Public Speaking
- US History to 1877 or US History since 1877
- Introductory Statistics
- Business and Professional Ethics
- Principles of Macroeconomics
- Business Law I and II
- Constitutional Law
- Criminal Justice
- LSAT Exam
- Your advisor will also assist you in selecting a pre-professional elective.