Committee Recommends Pre-Law Requirements

HANOVER. N.H.--A special committee of the American Bar Association (ABA) recently recommended that law schools consider changing their longstanding policy of not requiring specific undergraduate courses of its applicants.

In a recently published report, the committee recommended that law schools set up some pre-law requirements in an attempt to remedy current deficiencies in the undergraduate training of law students.

The Association of American Law Schools currently adheres to a position, adopted in 1953, that states that the prescription of particular pre-law courses would be "unwise."

The executive director of the Association said students should pursue some area of study intensively rather than a list of suggested or required subjects, adding that he does not even favor a non-binding recommendation that students take certain courses.



The ABA report recommends prerequisites in economics, accounting, psychology, history and communication skills.