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Recommended Courses for Prelaw Students

The University of Dayton offers courses across many disciplines that can greatly benefit prelaw students by laying the foundations of a well-rounded education as well as providing the necessary skills for success in law school. View our recommendations from the list below. We also provide a downloadable list in PDF format.

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Prelaw Minor Core Courses

PHL 302: Symbolic Logic

POL 301: American Judicial Process

Essential Skills Courses

Writing Skills

ENG 316: Elements of Style

ENG 370: Report & Proposal Writing (JRs & SRs)

ENG 371: Technical Writing

ENG 372: Business Communication

Quantitative Analysis Skills Courses

ACC 200: Intro to Accounting (Non-Business majors)

ACC 207: Intro-Financial Accounting

ACC 208: Intro-Managerial Accounting

CMM 412: Statistical Methods of Communication

DSC 210: Statistics for Business I

DSC 211: Statistics for Business II

ECO 203: Principles of Microeconomics

MTH 148:  Introductory Calculus I

MTH 207: Introduction to Statistics

PSY 216: Elementary Statistics

Written Research Skills

CJS 447:  Senior Project-CJS

ENG 490 01: Trauma, Lit & Mid East - 1974

ENG 490 02: Tom Stoppard

HST 301: Research Methods Seminar

INS 499: INS Senior Capstone

PHL 492: Directed Research

POL 207: Political Analysis

Legal Vocabulary and Concepts

CJS:  305 Criminal Law

MGT 201: Legal Environment of Business

PHL 314: Philosophy of Law

Experiential Learning

CJS 495: Criminal Justice Internship

POL 495: Government Internship

PLW 301 & 302: Mock Trial

PLW 495: Legal Internship

 

Courses of Interest

ANT 306: Culture and Power

CJS 322: Policing & Society

CJS 336: Comparative Criminal Law

CJS 399 03: Criminal Evidence

CJS 399 05: Forensics

CJS 399 06: Law & Sexualities

CMM 313: Nonverbal Communication

CMM 350: Propaganda Analysis

CMM 351: Public Speaking

CMM 354: Political Campaign Communications

CMM 355: Rhetoric-Social Movements

CMM 397 P3: Speech/Debate

CMM 420: Comm & Conflict Mgt

CMM 499: ST: Faith & Free Exprss

CMS 316: Intercultural Communication

ECO 204: Principles of Macroeconomics

FIN 301: Intro to Financial Mgmnt

FIN 450: Internatl Business Finance (for BUS majors)

HST 251/252: American History

HST 376: Social and Cultural History of the US

INS 390 M1: Model UN

PHL 310 C1: Social Philosophy

PHL 313, 316, 319: Various ethics courses

PHL 371: Philosophy & Human Rights

POL 300-03: Human Trafficking

POL 333: Politics of Human Rights

POL 426: Leadership and Communities

PSY 341: Social Psychology

REL 368, 369: Various ethics courses

REL 363: Faith & Justice

REL 366: The Holocaust

SOC 325: Deviant Behavior

SOC 328: Racial & Eth Minorities

SOC 333: Sociology of Sexualities

SOC 371: Sociology of Human Rights

SOC 392 01: Law & Sexualities

SOC 426: Leadership and Communities

SWK 325: Child Abuse

SWK 331: Death, Dying and Suicide

THR 310: Acting I

Foreign Language Study: Language competency is an asset for those considering careers in law.

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