Pre-law courses at NAU

There is no official Pre-Law curriculum at Northern Arizona University, but the following courses can help prepare you for law school by developing critical reading, writing, and thinking skills. This list is only a suggested variety of courses—the main thing to consider is that law schools tend to value a broad and rigorous liberal studies background. Check with the law schools that you are interested in to see what is expected of you.

Refer to the academic catalog for complete course details.

Accounting
  • ACC 205 Legal, Ethical, Global, & Regulatory Environments of Business (3)
  • ACC 255 Principals of Accounting: Financial (3)
  • ACC 405 Advanced Business Law (3)
Anthropology
  • ANT 103 Cultures in Communication (3) (CUG)
  • ANT 105 Anthropology Today: Global Issues (3) (SPW)
Applied Indigenous Studies
  • AIS 202 Roots of Federal American Indian Policy (3) (SPWE)
  • AIS 210 Current American Indian Government (3) (CUE)
  • AIS 304 Indigenous State Relations: Comparative Global Contexts (3) (SPWG)
  • AIS 320 American Indian Politics and Policy (3) (CU)
Communication
  • COM 223 International Communication Skills (1-12)
  • COM 250 Environmental Perspectives on Communication Arts (3) (AHI)
  • COM 301 Race, Gender, and Media (3) (CUE)
Communication Studies
  • CST 111 Fundamentals Of Public Speaking (3) (SPW)
  • CST 217 Argumentation and Debate (3)
  • CST 318 Oral Argumentation In Law (3) (SPW)
Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • CCJ 210 Courts and Justice (3)
  • CCJ 220 Law Enforcement Systems (3)
  • CCJ 250 Criminology (3) (SPW)
  • CCJ 270 Criminal Law (3)
  • CCJ 275 Criminal Procedure and Constitutional Rights (3)
  • CCJ 312 Environmental Crime (3)
  • CCJ 315 Comparative Justice Systems (3)
  • CCJ 340 White Collar and Corporate Crime (3) (SPW)
  • CCJ 341 Political Crime (3)
  • CCJ 345W Investigating Difference (3) (junior writing requirement)
  • CCJ 360 Women, Crime, and Justice (3) (SPW)
  • CCJ 380 Law in America (3) (SPW)
  • CCJ 390 Criminal Investigation (3)
Economics
  • ECO 284 Principles of Economics: Micro (3) (SPW)
  • ECO 285 Principles of Economics: Macro (3) (SPW)
English
  • ENG 110 Rhetoric in the Media (3) (AHI)
  • ENG 211 Principles of Written Argumentation (3) (AHI)
  • ENG 245 U.S. Multi-ethnic Literature Survey (3) (AHIE)
  • ENG 253 World Literature (3) (AHI)
  • ENG 302W Technical Writing (3) (junior writing requirement)
Ethnic Studies
  • ES 215 Race and Ethnic Relations (3) (SPWE)
  • ES 300 Global Race and Ethnic Relations (3) (SPWG)
  • ES 356 Race, Power, and Politics (3) (CUE)
Forestry
  • FOR 230 Multicultural Perspectives of Natural Resource Management (3)
Geographic Science and Community Planning
  • GSP 401 Planning Permitting & Review (3)
  • GSP 402 Environmental Impact Statements (3) (JWRT)
  • GSP 421 Land Use Planning Law and Ethics(3)
History
  • HIS 100 World History I (3) (SPW)
  • HIS 102 World History II (3) (CUG)
  • HIS 291 United States History to 1865 (3) (SPW)
  • HIS 292 United States History since 1865 (3) (SPW)
  • HIS 372 The U.S. in the World (3) (CU)
  • HIS 381 United States-Mexico Borderlands (3) (CUE)
Hotel Administration
  • HA 335 Hospitality Law (3)
Interior Design
  • ID 326W International Codes & Regulations (3) (JWRT)
Parks and Recreation Management
  • PRM 401 Natural Resources Protection (3)
Philosophy
  • PHI 101 Introduction to Philosophy (3) (AHI)
  • PHI 103 Introduction to Logic (3) (SAS)
  • PHI 105 Introduction to Ethics (3) (AHI)
  • PHI 203 Scientific Reasoning (3) (AHI)
  • PHI 223 Argument Analysis (3) (AHI)
  • PHI 347 Law and Philosophy (3)
Political Science
  • POS 110 American Politics (3) (SPW)
  • POS 120 World Politics (3) (CU)
  • POS 201 Introduction to Politics (3) (SPW)
  • POS 210 American Indian Tribal Government (3) (CUE)
  • POS 220 Federal and Arizona Constitution (1-3)
  • POS 241 State and Local Politics (3) (SPW)
  • POS 250 Introduction to Public Policy Making (3) (SPW)
  • POS 317 Judicial Politics
  • POS 320 Native American Politics (3) (CUE)
  • POS 335 Political Economy (3)
  • POS 345 Environmental Law (3)
  • POS 353 Contemporary Political Thought (3)
  • POS 355 Women, Power, and Politics (3) (CU)
  • POS 356 Race, Power and Politics (3) (CUE)
  • POS 359 Environmental Policy (3) (SPW)
  • POS 360 Comparative Politics (3) (SPW)
  • POS 361 Politics of Developing Nations (3) (SPWG)
Psychology
  • PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology (3) (SPW)
Sociology
  • SOC 215 Race and Ethnic Relations (3) (SPWE)

Pre-Law Liberal Studies Course Recommendations

Aesthetic and Humanistic Inquiry (AHI)

  • COM 250 Environmental Perspectives on Communication Arts
  • ENG 110 Rhetoric in the Media
  • ENG 211 and 211H Principles of Written Argumentation
  • ENG 245 and 245H U.S. Multi-Ethnic Literature Survey (also U.S. Ethnic)
  • ENG 253 World Literature
  • PHI 101 and 101H Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHI 105 and 105H Introduction to Ethics
  • PHI 203 and 203H Scientific Reasoning
  • PHI 223 and 223H Argument Analysis

Cultural Understanding (CU)
  • ANT 103 Cultures in Communication (also Global Awareness)
  • AIS 210 Current American Indian Government (also U.S. Ethnic)
  • AIS 320 American Indian Politics and Policy
  • COM 301 and 301H Race, Gender, and Media (also U.S. Ethnic)
  • ES 356 Race, Power, and Politics (also Ethnic)
  • HIS 102 and 102H World History II (also Global Awareness)
  • HIS 372 and 372H The U.S. in the World
  • HIS 381 and 381H U.S.-Mexico Borderlands (also U.S. Ethnic)
  • POS 120 World Politics
  • POS 210 American Indian Tribal Government (also U.S. Ethnic)
  • POS 320 Native American Politics (also U.S. Ethnic)
  • POS 355 Women, Power, and Politics
  • POS 356 Race, Power, and Politics (also U.S. Ethnic)
Social and Political Worlds (SPW)
  • ANT 105 and ANT 105H Anthropology Today: Global Issues (also Global Awareness)
  • AIS 202 Roots of Federal American Indian Policy (also U.S. Ethnic)
  • AIS 304 Indigenous State Relations: Comparative Global Contexts (also Global Awareness)
  • CCJ 250 Criminology
  • CCJ 340 White Collar and Corporate Crime
  • CCJ 360 Women, Crime, and Justice
  • CCJ 380 Law in America
  • ECO 284 and ECO 284H Principles of Economics: Micro
  • ECO 285 Principles of Economics: Macro
  • ES 215 Race and Ethnic Relations (also US Ethnic)
  • ES 300 Global Race and Ethnic Relations (also Global Awareness)
  • HIS 100 and HIS 100H World History I
  • HIS 291 United States History to 1865
  • HIS 292 United States History since 1865
  • POS 110 American Politics
  • POS 201 Introduction to Politics
  • POS 241 State and Local Politics
  • POS 250 Introduction to Public Policy Making
  • POS 359 Environment Policy
  • POS 360 Comparative Politics
  • POS 361 Politics of Developing Nations (also Global Awareness)
  • PSY 101 and PSY 101H Introduction to Psychology
  • SOC 215 Race and Ethnic Relations (also US Ethnic)
  • CST 111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
  • CST 318 Oral Argumentation in Law