Law School

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 more information.

 

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 (Virginia).

UWSP Law School Admissions 2006-2012.pdfUWSP Law School Admissions 2006-2012.pdf

 

Read what one of our recent graduates has to say about Political Science and Law School.​​​