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Studies and surveys have consistently shown that the students who succeed best in law school are those who have earned a bachelor's degree in any rigorous major requiring analytical reasoning, careful reading, and effective speaking and writing. Although there is no required pre-law curriculum, students who wish to strengthen skills or gain background knowledge that will assist them in the study of law may wish to take some of the following elective courses:

  1. American government, American history, U.S. Constitution, or civil liberties.
  2. Logic, math, economics, accounting, or philosophy of law.
  3. Advanced composition and foreign languages.

Admission to law school is competitive and based primarily on grade point average and the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT). The law school provides the formal and specialized training necessary to pass the bar examination and to practice law. Lyon encourages students interested in law to participate in activities, such as Moot court, sponsored by the pre-law advisor.