Pre-law Residential Learning Community

Pre Law RLC

The Pre-Law Residential Learning Community welcomes students interested in exploring careers in law, politics and related fields. In this RLC, you will be introduced to the type of inquiry that is especially helpful in preparation for the study of law. In the first year of law school, you are typically placed in small groups enabling you to have shared courses and a shared learning experience. As a result, this RLC is designed to foster a sense that you are part of a community sharing a common purpose and supporting on another as each member pursues their own path of studies that will lead them to the study of law.

What is a Residential Learning Community?
It is an awesome opportunity to live in a freshman hall with other students (20-30) who share your academic major or interests. You will be able to attend social and academic programs together, interact with faculty outside of the classroom, and get to know an upper division Community Mentor (student) who shares your major or career path.
What are Common Courses?

By participating in the Residential Learning Community program you benefit from taking one or two classes with others in your community. These “courses in common” allow you to attend class with other RLC members and form study groups around those classes. For this RLC, those courses include:

Fall Semester:

  • PHI 105 - Introduction to Ethics: Through this course students are introduced to philosophical analysis of the ethical life. Reading and critical discussion of both classical and contemporary texts will be used.
Spring Semester:
  • PHI 223 – Argument Analysis: This course offers a systematic study of arguments, emphasizing analysis and evaluation of arguments as they occur in everyday life.


Why do I want to participate in an RLC?
Over and over again, we hear from our RLC students that being a part of the RLC program helped them find future friends and experience a smoother transition to college their freshmen year. By participating in an RLC, you will learn about campus resources and become more involved in your university experience. And this involvement has consistently led to RLC students remaining at the university in greater numbers, and more RLC students successfully graduating from the university.
How do I sign up?
Simply select your preferred Residential Learning Community on your online housing application. If you qualify for and are selected to participate in that RLC, we will assist you by placing you within the RLC of your choice in a freshman hall, and matching you with a roommate within that same RLC. That’s it! You can relax knowing your housing space and roommate selection are being taken care of for you.