One of Jannet Desvira's goals early in her Emmanuel career was to become president of the Business Leaders of Emmanuel Club. She has achieved that and more—and is poised to become a business leader in the real world.
Students interested in a legal education are encouraged to pursue an area of study that interests them while develop reading, writing, public speaking, critical thinking and research skills.
There is no single path that will prepare a student for legal education. Students who are successful in law school and who become accomplished professionals choose various majors at the undergraduate level; and students are admitted to law school from almost every academic discipline. Many pre-law students choose to major in Political Science, History or Philosophy. However, whatever major is selected, students are encouraged to pursue an area of study that interests and challenges them, while taking advantage of opportunities to develop research and writing skills. Completing a broad range of challenging courses from influential instructors is excellent preparation for legal education.
The Pre-Law Committee of the American Bar Association's Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar recommends the development of the following skills for successful study in the legal profession:
Emmanuel College offers many courses that develop skills in these areas. Specific advising for students interested in a career in Law is provided by the Pre-Law Advisory Committee (PLAC). The PLAC helps students determine a specific program geared to their particular aspirations. For more information, contact committee chair Dr. Marie Natoli of the Political Science Department.
The following courses have been found to provide an excellent preparation for the Law School Aptitude Test (LSAT) as well as guidance for students who wish to explore a career in the practice of law.