Political Science

Pre-Law in Political Science

Are you interested in attending law school? Political Science is the most popular undergraduate major of law school attendees. Below you will find information and resources to help you build the skills that will make you an attractive applicant to law schools across the country.

LSAT Prep Course

The Political Science Department offers a course to help students prepare for the LSAT. This course is open to students from all majors, though the course is offered at a reduced fee for CBBS students (as part of the Junior-Senior Initiative). For additional information or to register for the course, please see Angela Guido (656-3233 or nangela@clemson.edu) in the department's main office or Dr. Lasser (lasser@clemson.edu). 

Courses we offer in our department that might be of interest:

  • POSC 4360 - Law, Courts and Politics
  • POSC 4370 - American Constitutional Law: Rights and Liberties
  • POSC 4380 - American Constitutional Law: Structures of Government
  • POSC 4470 - International Law

Courses offered in other departments that might be of interest:

  • LAW 3220 - Legal Environment of Business
  • LAW 3330 - Real Estate Law
  • LAW 4050 - Construction Law
  • LAW 4060 - Sports Law
  • LAW 4200 - International Business Law
  • PHIL 1020 - Introduction to Logic
  • PHIL 3600 - Symbolic Logic
  • HIST 3190 - Gender and Law in United States History
  • HIST 3280 - United States Legal History to 1890
  • HIST 3290 - United States Legal History Since 1890
  • HIST 4960 - Studies in Legal History

Pre-Law Faculty Contacts and Advising

Political Science faculty are available for individual pre-law advising to help students decide whether to go to law school, and, if so, where to apply.  We also offer pre-law information sessions to go over key information students need to know to be successful in their preparation for law school and a legal career.

Dr. Joseph Stewart
231B Brackett Hall
Office Phone: (864) 656-3234
Email: jstewa4@clemson.edu

Dr. William Lasser
105 Tillman Hall 
Office Phone: 864-656-4762
Email: lasser@clemson.edu

Law Related Student Groups

Internet Resources

American Bar Association, www.americanbar.org 
Boston College Law School Locator, www.bc.edu/offices/careers/gradschool/law/research/lawlocator.html
Law School Admission Council, www.lsac.org 
Law School Transparency, www.lawschooltransparency.com/?wpisrc=nl_persfin 
National Association for Law Placement, www.nalp.org 
National Bar Association, www.nationalbar.org