Loyola University Chicago

Pre-Law Advising

Division of Student Academic Services

Choosing Undergraduate Courses

CHOOSING UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

We recommend choosing undergraduate courses from a variety of disciplines that will help you to build skills and content knowledge that are essential for success in law school and as an attorney. The ABA’s Statement on Prelaw Preparation recommends focusing on the areas below in order to build a solid foundation as you prepare for law school: 

  • Problem Solving 
  • Critical Reading 
  • Writing and Editing 
  • Oral Communication and Listening 
  • Research 
  • Organization and Management 
  • Public Service and Promotion of Justice 
  • Relationship-building and Collaboration 
  • Background Knowledge 
  • Exposure to the Law