Political Science begins new concentration in Pre Law and Legal Process
The Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a concentration in Pre Law and Legal Process at Our Lady of the Lake University strives too provide students with a deeper understanding of law in society, including how law and legal systems connect with ordinary people and with systems of power and privilege.
A specialization in pre-law will give graduates striving to attend law school, or graduate school specializing in legal studies or paralegal studies, more expertise and guided curriculum. The program offers extensive real-world experience through mock trial courses, practice and preparation for the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT), service learning and an internship.
Students will also benefit from Pre-Law advisers, faculty mentors who will provide them with advice about the complex process of how to prepare for law school, how to choose a law school, and how to prepare for the LSAT.
Participation in the Political Science Honor Society, Pi Sigma Alpha, opens opportunities for scholarships and the development of leadership skills. The department also sponsors the Political Science Student Association, an outlet for leadership development, networking and community service.
Course work in the Political Science department includes American political parties, constitutional law, political theory and modern political ideology, international relations and law, environmental policy and law, research methods, Mexican Americans and politics in the southwest, comparative government, legislative process, political geography, and Latin American politics.
John Trayhan, PhD
Political Science Department Chair
210-434-6711, ext. 2267
Leda Barnett, PhD
Assistant Professor of Political Science
210-434-6711, ext. 2693
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