James R. Bowers, Chair

Melissa Bissonette (English), Robert Brimlow (Philosophy), Clair Smith (Economics), Jane Snyder (Political Science), Edward Wurtz (Political Science)

Pre-Law and Legal Studies at Fisher

The Legal Studies major (LEST) is the academic component of the Pre-Law Experience at Fisher. Pre-Law at Fisher also includes the Pre-Law Student Association, participation in such activities as Mock Trial, and one-on-one advising with the College's Pre-Law advisor or with any of the Legal Studies faculty listed above.

The Legal Studies major is one of two majors offered by the Department of Political Science & Legal Studies. It is multi-disciplinary in its focus. The Legal Studies major is for Fisher students who have broad and varied interests in the relationship between law and society; who may be seriously considering attending law school or graduate school after completing their undergraduate degrees; or who are interested in an array of careers such as paralegal, lobbying, union organizing, and government service where some basic knowledge of law and legal systems is important.

The Legal Studies major is designed to introduce students to substantive knowledge about law and society (broadly defined) with an emphasis on law’s societal, political, and humanities contexts. The Legal Studies major also builds students’ analytical and communication skills, necessary for doing well in law school, graduate school, or the workplace.

The Legal Studies major is a Bachelor of Arts program. All Legal Studies majors are required to complete a second major in another discipline in any school at the College.

Legal Studies

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Wes Renfro
Department Chair
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