For students interested law school, political
science is one of the most frequently selected majors. In recent years
upwards of 25% of our graduates enrolled in law school. In fact, in 2006
and 2007 UWSP had the sixth largest cohort of students enrolled in law
school at UW-Madison, the most of any of the UW comprehensives. The
Political Science Department provides much of the pre-law advising on
campus. Interested students should contact Professor John Blakeman for
For more information about taking the Law
School Admissions Test (LSAT), and about applying to law school in
general, visit the Law School Admissions Council website www.lsac.org.
For detailed information about preparing for law school, check out the American Bar Association's webpage on legal eduction. In general, the ABA emphasizes that students need to acquire the following skills in order to gain admission to law school:
- Analytic / Problem Solving Skills
- Critical Reading and Writing Skills
- Oral Communication / Listening Abilities
- General Research Skills
- Task Organization / Management Skills
- Public Service and Promotion of Justice.
Recent Political Science and Public
Administration graduates are enrolled in the following law schools:
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Marquette University, University of
Indiana, Drake University, Hamline University (Minnesota), Ave Maria
School of Law, Valparaiso (Indiana), and Appalachian School of Law
Read what one of our recent graduates has to say about Political Science and Law School.