May 28, 2023  
2021-2022 EIU Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 EIU Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Law Studies

Pre-Law Studies Minor

To provide students with guidance in the selection of those courses which will enable them to complete a J.D. at an American Bar Association accredited law school, EIU offers a minor in Pre-Law Studies.  This minor will provide students with the following:  basic analytical skills, an introduction to the language of the law, and the written communication skills necessary for the study of law.  This minor is administered by the Pre-Law Advisor and the Pre-Legal Studies Committee.

All students interested in a career in law should consult with the Pre-Law Advisor (217) 581-2523 (Coleman Hall 2135) for information regarding law school admission requirements.

Students at Eastern are provided with a variety of on-campus services by the Pre-Law Advisor and the Pre-Legal Studies Committee, including information about all ABA-approved law schools, guest presentations by law school admissions officers and by persons who practice law, several scholarships for students with pre-law minors who are admitted to law school, field trips to area law schools, Pre-Law Internships, a Pre-Law Club, the Law School Admission Test (administered on campus), a mock Law School Admission Test, LSAT Preparatory Course assistance and advice from the Pre-Law Advisor concerning law school admissions strategies.

Total Hours: 21 Semester Hours

Required Courses – 15 Semester Hours

One of these 2000 or 3000-level case-oriented courses:

One of these 4000-level case-oriented courses:

Elective Courses – 6 Semester Hours

Any two of these courses:


* Courses with prerequisites.