Augustana College - Rock Island, IL

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The strong liberal arts curriculum provided by Augustana, featuring breadth and depth of study, is the best preparation for law school and the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). While students preparing to become lawyers may choose any academic major, their liberal arts base is the key to developing the ability to think critically, to read and comprehend complex materials, to communicate effectively, and to research and defend a position or argument. Pre-Law Advising is headed by Professor Dehnel of the Political Science Department. The Department also sponsors the Pre-Law Club and offers extensive coursework in law and politics. Dr. Dehnel works one-on-one to adapt the Pre-Law program to each student's interests. Outside the classroom Students interested in law school often participate in the pre-law club. Activities include LSAT practice, speakers and law school visits. Other activities sponsored by the political science department that may interest pre-law students include Model United Nations, Model Illinois Government, and the Politics Club. Students who wish to further develop their skills in speaking and argumentation may participate in Augustana's nationally recognized debate program. In all, Augustana offers more than 150 co- and extra-curricular organizations. Beyond the rigorous academic program and liberal arts background, Augustana's community and learning environment are ideal for pre-law students for important social reasons: students here find encouragement and many opportunities to develop their citizenship and leadership qualities. In the competitive law school admission process, these characteristics combined with strong mentoring and high scholastic ability make our graduates stand apart.

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