Because legal questions arise from many aspects of life and concern all segments of our society, future law, criminal law and social justice students should acquire a sound liberal arts education.
The qualities that contribute to success in law school and the practice of law or law enforcement include high-level reading comprehension; an ability to identify logical patterns and organize ideas; proficiency in writing; persuasiveness in speaking; ingenuity; insight into the legal, political and social history of the nation; interpersonal skills and integrity.
Although law schools do not require specific majors for admission, this pre-professional major is designed for students particularly interested in careers in the law, law enforcement, corrections or social justice professions.
The program will help you understand the legal institutions and issues faced by America’s legal, correctional and justice professionals. It is flexible and interdisciplinary, combining courses in political science, sociology, philosophy, psychology and social work.
Your learning experience will be greatly enhanced by talented faculty who also are engaged in the studies of history, law, justice and society. Our full-time faculty members in the Department of History, Political Science and Philosophy hold terminal degrees in their fields or are working toward one, and have numerous years of teaching experiences.
General Course Overview
The qualities that contribute to success in law school and the practice of law or law enforcement include high-level reading comprehension; an ability to identify logical patterns and organize ideas; proficiency in writing; persuasiveness in speaking; ingenuity; insight into the legal political and social history of the nation; interpersonal skills and integrity. Your courses will place a strong emphasis on these qualities to ensure you succed.
As home to more than 30 Fortune 500 companies, Chicago and its suburbs offer nearly limitless internship possibilities in municipalities, corporations, health care, not-for-profit organizations and industry.
If you wish to broaden your experiences, then you can study in Washington, D.C. through the Lutheran College Washington Semester (LCWS). Participating in this small, personalized program allows you to live, study and intern (for credit) in Washington, D.C. You may also consider enrolling in our study abroad program, in which we partner with universities around the world to offer unique experiences. For more information, talk with your academic advisor.
Not only might you intern at one of the many places listed below, you will also take courses to receive a full semester of academic credit if you enroll in the fall and spring semester through the LCWS. A summer internship program is also available to earn course credit for an internship or an internship for experience only.