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