Pre-Law Emphasis

Get Ready for your Career!

Gain knowledge, explore values, and develop core skills in the English Pre-Law program at IUP.

  • Prepare legal forms, pleadings, memoranda, and other written documents
  • Analyze and critically examine a diverse range of communication
  • Practice oral and written argument
  • Understand the use of legal terminology
  • Practice research methods and document evaluation
  • Consider how literature and storytelling fit into law

With a Pre-Law English minor, one of your required liberal studies courses, ENGL 121 Humanities Literature, already counts. Just choose five additional courses, two of which are 300-level or above. Not all your courses have to be pre-law. Some you might consider:

  • ENGL 227 Introduction to Legal Writing
  • ENGL 265 Law and Literature
  • ENGL 212 American Literature
  • ENGL 222 Technical Writing
  • ENGL 301 Public Speaking
  • ENGL 313 Rhetorical Trends and Traditions
  • ENGL 321 Persuasive Speech and Writing
  • ENGL 421 Digital Writing
  • ENGL 493 Internship