Flora, IL asked in Uncategorized for Illinois

Q: In order to study pre-law, do the credits required to enroll need to be earned in a high-school class.

I am soon to be starting my junior year in high school and am interested in going into the law profession. I probably won't be able to get all thhn language credits through my high school due to scheduling. Can I earn these credits in a college course then enroll? Do I need to be in high school when I take the course? Like I said, I am interested in the profession and want to be prepared. Thank you!

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George W. Svoboda
George W. Svoboda
  • Grayslake, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Congratulations on determining your interests for college and beyond. Many high school students find this difficult. Pre-law programs vary for each college. Language requirements are usually only suggested, and not required. Pre-law is not typically a major of study. Many pre-law students in college are liberal arts majors, but some are business students or even engineering students. Law schools only look at the courses you take while you are in undergraduate college. They do not look at your high school courses. Schedule some time with your college counselor at your high school and ask them these questions. Good luck!

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