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by Vault Education Editors | December 08, 2010

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In college vernacular, “pre-” is thrown about quite a bit; pre-law, pre-med, premium-grade boxed wine. Many college-bound high school students or new college freshmen talk about how they want to study “pre-law.” But what exactly is “pre-law?” That is, what sort of prerequisites are required for law school?

The straightforward answer to this question is simply that there are few necessary prerequisites. For all intents and purposes, the term “pre-law” simply refers to one’s post-undergraduate plans. With medical school, “pre-med” entails a prescribed course of classes, such as the much lamented and often failed organic chemistry, that students must take in order to apply to medical school. READ MORE

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