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Pre-Law Studies

Certificate of Achievement Pre-Law Studies 23 Units

To prepare students to meet the existing articulation agreements between community colleges and the four year undergraduate institutions to facilitate admissions, and meet the minimum requirements of a special partnership between the community colleges and law schools. According to a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with local universities and law schools, if the students achieve specific criteria such as successfully completing certain community college courses that are based on the Shultz-Zedeck Lawyering Competencies (Effectiveness Factors), support for the Students, including mentoring, pre-law activities, counseling, internships, and possibly scholarships, will be developed as part of the Initiative in order to provide Students with the best possible chance for success on the LSAT, in the law school admission process, in law school, and in the legal profession. The following required courses in this program meet the minimum requirements set forth in the MOU:

1.      ADJUS 135 Law and Democracy; and

2.      ENGL 001A Composition and Reading; and

3.      SPCH 141 Argumentation & Debate; and

4.      MATH 164 Introduction to Probability and Statistics; and

5.      SPCH 121 Critical Thinking or SPCH 121I Critical Thinking & Persuasion (IGETC) or PHILO 130 Introduction to Critical Thinking or ENGL 001C Critical Thinking and Advanced Composition; and

6.      POLSC 125 Government of the United States or LARAZ 113 Introduction to Analysis of American Political Institutions; and

7.      HIST 121 History of the United States (1865 – Present) or HIST 123 History of African Americans in the U.S. (1865 to the Present) or HIST 127 History of Latinos in the United States (1846 – Present).

Completion of the Pathway to Law Program and a certificate of achievement in Pre-Law Studies may be earned by completing all the courses required for this major with a grade of C or better.

Required courses, with suggested sequence:

1st semester

3 units ADJUS 135 Law and Democracy

4 units ENGL 001A Composition and Reading; and

3 units SPCH 141 Argumentation & Debate

2nd semester

4 units MATH 164 Introduction to Probability and Statistics; and

3 units SPCH 121 Critical Thinking or SPCH 121I Critical Thinking & Persuasion (IGETC) or PHILO 130 Introduction to Critical Thinking or ENGL 001C Critical Thinking and Advanced Composition

3rd semester

3 units POLSC 125 Government of the United States or LARAZ 113 Introduction to Analysis of American Political Institutions; and

3 units HIST 121 History of the United States (1865 – Present) or HIST 123 History of African Americans in the U.S. (1865 to the Present) or HIST 127 History of Latinos in the United States (1846 – Present).