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Pre-Law Advising

Pre-Law advising is offered through the university's Center for Pre-Professional Advising. Pre-law programming includes the Pre-Law Society (student organization), special workshops, and individual advising for students who are interested in a career in law. Taking part in these services does not involve taking particular courses or majoring in a certain discipline. Students interested in law can choose any undergraduate major.

Students have to maintain a very good grade point average to gain entry to law school. For that reason, it is important that students take course s they find interesting and challenging. It is important for those considering law to develop excellent written and verbal skills, as well as critical thinking and logical reasoning skills. They must be able to write simple and concise sentences, and argue persuasively and to anticipate vulnerabilities in contrary arguments. The program encourages students to evaluate their verbal skills and to take courses that will enhance them.

The pre-law advisor normally serves as a supplementary advisor to the pre-law student's primary advisor. She will provide suggestions regarding some courses, and will aid the student in the law school application process. Pre-law advising is available to current ECU students and ECU alumni.

During each academic year, the pre-law program will sponsor numerous events designed to help those students who are interested in law school. Some programs help students focus on the question of whether law is a sound career option for them. Others help students evaluate the academic and financial commitments required of law students. Still others are planned to help students prepare for the first year of law school.