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Academic Planning

There is no one set path to law school. In fact law schools like an enterning class comprised of students with various majors, minors and academic experiences. While some students choose to pursue a more "traditional" major in the social sciences or humanities, other students choose the "non-traditional" majors in the natural sciences.  Regardless of what major you choose, it is important that you do well in your courses and make the most of your educational experience at USC.


Law schools are looking for individuals who have a certain set of core skills.  These skills include the following:

  • Analytical and Problem Solving

  • Critical Reading

  • Strong Communication (Oral and Written)

  • Basic Research Abilites

  • Organization and Management

  • Attention to Detail

  • Commitment to Serving Others and Promoting Justice