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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.

Political Science LSAT Prep Course

The Department of Political Science offers an LSAT Prep Course every Fall and Spring semester. This course is not offered for credit. The course times/dates vary each semester but are offered in accordance with the nearest testing date. The fall course is normally offered prior to the December test and the spring course is for the June exam.

All university majors are notified via email once course dates are set each semester. Payment for courses are made through the University Marketplace. Junior and seniors who are majors in the Departments of Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice are given a discount on the cost of the course due to their differential fee paid to the college of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences.

The course is open to any major as well as alumni and graduate students.

If you are interested in registering for the course, please watch for the email from your respective college. If you have question about specific content of the course, please email Dr. William Lasser.

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.

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

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

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