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Academic Preparation

Colorado College does not have a specific pre-law curriculum, and law schools do not require that students major in any particular discipline. Instead, students are encouraged to choose a major that is of interest to them and one in which they can excel. Choose courses that develop skills in analytical reasoning, critical thinking, and written and oral communication. It may also be useful to take a course in Logic.

In addition, as part of their exploration and preparation, students may want to take one or more of Colorado College's law-related courses offered by Professor Kannan.

Students should make every effort to keep their GPAs as high as possible. Law schools will scrutinize transcripts for types of courses taken, level and difficulty of courses, and grade trends. It can be difficult to overcome a lower GPA when applying to law school, so pay close attention to your GPA from first semester first year.