Core Course Requirements
| HIS 3023: America Since 1960
ECO 2003: Economics: Mainstream & Alternative Perspectives
GOV 1013: American Government
PHI 2021: Logic
| Successfully complete of a curriculum stressing: (10-12 credits)
a. knowledge about American society, history and government, and economics;
b. oral communication skills;
c. analytical skills; and
d. research skills
Complete an experience related to the profession such as an internship in a legal setting, a job shadow, substantial volunteer work, or an independent project.
Demonstrate strong writing skills such as through a substantial research project in the student’s major area of study.
Demonstrate through community service or similar volunteer experience a commitment to serving others.
Obtain an overall GPA of 3.3 or higher.
Core Courses: 12 Credits
Distribution Courses: 10-12 Credits
Total Certificate: 22-24 Credits
1. Submit an application to the pre-law program committee after one semester at GMC or at an earlier date by arrangement with the committee.
2. Meet regularly with the Director of the Pre-law Certificate Program to discuss course selection and to get academic advising.
3. Submit by the end of the junior year a report detailing what program requirements you have completed and how you intend to meet all of the program requirements by graduation.
4. Submit an application for the issuance of a Pre-law Program Certificate. The application should be submitted in the final semester before graduation and should demonstrate to the pre-law program committee how the student has met all of the program requirements.
List of Recommended Courses for each Distribution Category (see the Director of the Pre-law Certificate Program for a complete listing of courses offered each semester)
Business Law I
International Environmental Law & Policy
Law and Society
Philosophy of Law
Public Policy & the Environment
Topics in the US Supreme Court
Topics in the Vermont Supreme Court
Environmental Advocacy, Public Policy, and Corporate Responsibility
International Negotiation & the Environment
Media Campaigns and Advocacy
Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis
Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis
Directed Study in the Social Sciences
Environmental Policy Research, Writing, and Analysis
Environmental Studies Thesis
Independent study with a significant research project