Associate of Science

Modes of Instruction

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Quality preparation for law school admission can be done through the pursuit of many majors. However, a core set of courses is recommended as you complete your Associate’s degree to ensure the proper foundation in the key skills of reasoning and writing as well as introductory content knowledge of the law. These courses are suggested components of a student’s individual degree completion plan for those planning to pursue law school admission after completing their bachelor’s degree.

Why become a lawyer?

Lawyers promote justice, resolve disputes, and guide social policy.  As such, they are an indispensable part of our society; lawyers will always be in demand.  As confirmed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, lawyers earn over three times as much as the average worker. Lawyers express high levels of job satisfaction and find great value in their work.  And Forbes magazine has declared that “It’s a great time to be a lawyer.”

How to become a lawyer?

Becoming a lawyer requires completing a bachelor’s degree and three or more years of law school after earning your bachelor’s degree.  Students planning to enter law school may complete a wide range of majors but should complete a core set of courses in writing and reasoning to prepare for the law school admissions test:  the LSAT.  For more information on how to become a lawyer, click here to read the American Bar Association guide to preparing for law school.

Why begin your pre-law studies at Kaskaskia College?

Kaskaskia College presents a unique opportunity for pre-law students.  KC offers all the courses in writing, reasoning, history, and political science that are essential for pre-law study at a significant cost savings compared to four-year colleges and universities.  Since law school is expensive, minimizing the cost of your pre-law studies is important and pre-law study at KC provides a low-cost education of the highest quality.  But KC also offers introductory courses in business law, criminal law, and law enforcement that most four-year colleges and universities reserve for upper-division students, if they offer these courses at all.  By taking these courses at KC, pre-law students have an advantage over their peers who complete all of their pre-law studies at a four-year college or university. 


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