At UWSP the Political Science major is the most frequently selected major for students interested law school. In fact, 2/3ds of UWSP students who are admitted to law school are Political Science majors and over 40% of UWSP students who enroll in law school are Political Science majors. Political Science graduates comprise the single largest group of UWSP students who attend law school and work as attorneys. The
Political Science Department houses 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 the UWSP Pre-Law Adviser 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 Minnesota, University of
Indiana, Drake University, Hamline University (Minnesota), and Ave Maria
School of Law (Florida).
Read what one of our recent graduates has to say about Political Science and Law School.