Law School

For students interested law school, Political Science is one of the most frequently selected majors. In fact, 2/3ds of UWSP students who go on to law school are Political Science majors. The Political Science Department provides most of the pre-law advising on campus and we have a very successful placement record--79% of UWSP seniors who apply to law school are admitted to at least one school. 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​.

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).

Check out the latest UWSP Pre-Law information flyer


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