Pre Law Minor

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Pre-Law Minor Requirements 2016-18

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There is no single circular path that is ideal preparation for Law School. The Pre-Law Minor specifically seeks to help students further improve their skills in critical thinking, reading, writing, and public speaking, and also to develop an understanding of what shapes human experience within American society and the American legal system. 
According to the American Bar Association and law schools, pre-legal education should be a preparation for a lifetime of active involvement in a diverse and changing society and not just a direct preparation for law school. The curricular path is as individual as the person pursuing it. Ideally, the path to this profession should reflect the student's strengths, interests, and goals. Read more about Dominican's Pre-Law minor.


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There are a variety of opportunities on campus for students to further their interest in Debate. We offer classes each semester in addition to the Debate Club. Students from both attend competitions each semester.
On the weekend of November 5, 2016, Dominican University hosted a World Universities Debate Championship/British Parliament (WUDC/BP) style debate tournament. A total of twenty-eight teams from six schools participated, as well as more than two-dozen judges. Congratulations are in order for the fourteen Dominican debaters who competed in the tournament. Over six preliminary rounds of debate, five of our teams won their rounds at least once, four won twice, and all of our teams came in second at least once. Read more about the Debate Club. 



 

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Many of our graduates have gone on to attend Law School and are practicing attorneys. Carson Niello, class of '14, attends UC Hastings School of Law. Since he graduated from Dominican in 2014, Carson had been working for Senator Dianne Feinstein in her San Francisco office. He was a Constituent Services Representative, and managed casework related to the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Labor, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Carson had also assisted families facing foreclosure as a liaison with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. We are thrilled that Carson is pursuing his interests and excited to hear about his new adventures. 
Read about Evan Ferguson, '14, at Boalt Hall.