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WKU offices in Bowling Green will open at 10 a.m. Friday. Classes Friday remain canceled and campuses in Glasgow, Owensboro and Elizabethtown/Ft. Knox remain closed Friday. Saturday classes in Bowling Green will proceed as scheduled. Here is a link to the University’s attendance policy during adverse weather conditions. Use caution and watch for slick spots on roads and walks. 

Residence Halls remain open until noon Saturday. Bemis & Barnes have space for those who need to stay longer. Visit WKU Housing & Residence Life for more information.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for Wednesday night were canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

For Pre-Law Students

Interested in Law School?

Legal Studies both meets and exceeds the undergraduate course of study recommended by both the American Bar Association (ABA) and the American Association of Law Schools (AALS).

According to both the ABA and the AALS, Legal Studies programs at the undergraduate level should not aim to provide specific "vocational training" to prepare students for law school.  Instead, they should encourage students to pursue a broad liberal arts program of courses, while helping students develop their ability to think clearly and analyze arguments critically.  The interdisciplinary approach of this minor exposes the student to the great variety of human behavior and institutions.

Legal Studies provides a rigorous course of study for both Pre-Law students as well as students with other careers in mind.

This minor helps students to break down the barriers between the liberal arts, the sciences, and business by introducing students to law as a broad interdisciplinary field.  This minor complements a broad-based curriculum that emphasizes excellence in reading comprehension, writing, and logical/analytical reasoning skills.  Students will best prepare for law school by pursuing a rigorous course of study during their undergraduate years.



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 Last Modified 9/25/14