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Pre-Law Advising

Welcome to the Pre-Law Advising website. This page contains resources that you might find helpful as you prepare for the law school application process. 

We have provided a list of frequently asked questions and links to numerous resources that will be useful in areas such as writing skills, legal organizations and associations, test preparation, financing your education, and law schools in Georgia. 

Students who decide to attend law school come from varied backgrounds. You may not have considered law school before, or you may have been on the path to that goal for some time.  As you formulate plans for your future career and professional development, we hope this website will aid you with practical advice. Regardless of your major, you might also be interested in pursuing a Minor in Pre-Law at Clayton State.  While our Minor in Pre-Law is not a preparatory program for law school and does not guarantee admission to law school, the array of courses it offers will give you a better understanding of basic legal principles and will help you to hone your critical thinking and writing skills.   Sometimes, the best recommendation for such a career choice comes from your peers. Please check out student perspectives from graduates who have attended law school.

Minor in Pre-Law Requirements

Course Hours
Lower Division Required Courses 6 hours
PARA/LGST 1101 Introduction to Law and Ethics 3 hours
PARA/LGST 2205 Legal Research and Writing 3 hours
Upper Division Required Courses 6 hours
LGST 4910 Pre-Law and Lawyering Skills 3 hours
POLS 4425 Constitutional Law I OR POLS 4426 – Constitutional Law II 3 hours
Upper Division Electives 6 hours
Select two courses from the following: 3 hours
ENGL 3210 Adv. Grammar 3 hours 
ENGL 3220 Argumentative Writing 3 hours 
ENGL 3230 Practical Grammar 3 hours 
HIST 3120 Establishment - US 3 hours 
Any one-two 3000- or 4000-level LGST course(s) 3-6 hours 
Any 3000- or 4000- level PHIL course 3 hours 
*POLS 4425 Constitutional Law I 3 hours 
*POLS 4426 Constitutional Law II 3 hours 
*if not used as an upper division required course  
Total Program Requirements  18 hours
Note:  The Minor in Pre-Law is not ABA-approved.  


If you have questions about law school, please email Professor Mara Mooney.