Pre-Law Advising

For Political Science Majors

Link to TTU's General Pre-Law


Pre-Law

The Department of Sociology and Political Science is one of three departments at Tennessee Tech University that offers the pre-professional program of pre-law. Dr. Maxwell directs the pre-law program within political science, and most of our majors consider themselves to be pre-law at some point in their academic career. A substantial percentage of these continue this pursuit throughout their undergraduate tenure and apply for law school. To facilitate this substantial number of students, Dr. Whitney has developed a Pre-Law Club. This club holds regular meetings, provides information about law school deadlines, applications, sponsors speakers, and gives practice LSATs (Law School Admission Test). For more information, contact Dr. Lori Maxwell This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Mock Trial

Mock Trial course (POLS 2230 & 2240)  is available to all students across campus as well as political science majors. These students prepare for state and regional competitions, gain valuable practice arguing legal cases and working as a team, and are exposed to judicial practices. For more information, contact Dr. Lori Maxwell This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

For Criminal Justice Majors

General Pre-Law (GEPL) is for students interested in entering Law School after graduation. The Student Success Center offers a General Pre-Law progarm that provides guidance in selecting a major best suited for the student and his or her particular area of interest. Since there is no recommended major for entrance into law schools, students should focus on developing proficiency in writing and speaking, reading, researching, analyzing, and thinking logically. A college degree and a satisfactory score on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) are generally required for admission to an approved law school. Dr. Henry Mannle, a pre-law advisor, can provide information regarding law school admission requirements and standards and can assist students in planning a program for careers in law.

Tennessee Technological University also offers two activities specifically designed for students interested in the study or practice of law. First, the Pre-Law Society keeps members in touch with law schools, legal issues, and the culture of the legal profession. The second, Mock Trial, is open to members of the Pre-Law Society and students who have participated in mock-trial competitions in high school.

Advisor: Dr. H.W. Mannle
Daniel Hall, Room 323
E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Phone: (931) 372-3816

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