Law Schools and Mathematics
Here is a small sample of colleges recommending math and in some
cases Calculus in order to prepare for law school.
University of Dayton - Calculus is recommended, Logic is highly
Westfield State College they state:" Since Calculus I is either
a required or recommended course for many pre-law, pre-med and other
graduate programs in the sciences, it is strongly recommended that
students who may be planning on pursuing professional or graduate
degrees should take Math 105 their first year."
Eckerd University Pre-law students often take courses in the
natural sciences and mathematics to strengthen their analytical
South Dakota State - Math and Physics courses along with
Introduction to Logic are recommended to develop critical thinking
and analytical reasoning.
Analytic / Problem Solving Skills
You should seek courses and other experiences that will engage you in
critical thinking about important issues, challenge your beliefs and
improve your tolerance for uncertainty. Your legal education will
demand that you structure and evaluate arguments for and against
propositions that are susceptible to reasoned debate. Good legal
education will teach you to "think like a lawyer", but the analytic
and problem solving skills required of lawyers are not fundamentally
different from those employed by other professionals. Your law school
experience will develop and refine those crucial skills, but you must
enter law school with a reasonably well developed set of analytic and
problem solving abilities.