The pre-law program at Indiana Tech is designed to prepare undergraduates to perform well on the Law School Admission Test and to prepare for the rigors of law school. Students will take a range of classes that encourage the same skills stressed in law school. These skills as identified by the American Bar Association include analytic and problem-solving skills, critical reading abilities, writing skills, oral communication and listening abilities, general research skills, task organization and management skills. Students will take classes in the areas of humanities, communications, paralegal studies, business and the social sciences to give them the range of knowledge needed to successfully become a lawyer. In these classes students will engage in debate, expository writing and critical thinking exercises as a necessary component of the coursework. Students will be required to successfully complete at least seven honors classes to graduate from the program. Pre-law students will graduate with a degree in pre-law and shall receive an honors diploma as a result of successfully passing the required honors courses. Students will not only have the skills to enter law school, they also will have the necessary credentials to separate them from other applicants.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Express an understanding of the United States Government
- Demonstrate an understanding of the United States Constitution and legal system
- Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills
- Be able to employ technology in the student’s chosen career field
- Have an understanding of concepts taught in typical first-year law school courses
- Be able to formulate and express, orally and in writing, a position, theory or argument.
- Understand the importance of ethical behavior in personal and professional endeavors
- Appreciate the importance of the “rule of law” in society