INTERESTED IN A LAW CAREER?
Pre-law students can choose any major at WSU.
Whatever major you choose, the key in pre-law study is to develop strong skills in reading, researching, writing, and critical analysis. History, philosophy, English, political science, and related majors in the liberal arts and humanities are popular choices for pre-law study because they are built around those very skills.
WSU offers plenty of opportunities for pre-law students to shine. For instance, at least one WSU mock trial team has advanced to a national tournament every year since 2006.
FILLING GAPS IN HISTORY
WSU students are helping create a new type of digital archive that is changing the way indigenous peoples interact with artifacts housed at WSU and enabling interactive cultural information exchange.
Professors and students in critical culture, gender, and race studies are collaborating with WSU's Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections and Museum of Anthropology to digitally catalog Columbia Plateau tribes' cultural materials that are in WSU collections.
The result is the Plateau Peoples' Web Portal. Designed with the values of indigenous peoples in mind, it helps repatriate cultural belongings and promote shared knowledge between all people interested in the area's history.
World-class thinkers come to you
In addition to learning from your professors, at WSU you also get opportunities to hear directly from scholars of national and international reputation, who come to Pullman to share their ideas on timely topics.
- Each year the Potter Memorial Lectureship and the Inland Northwest Philosophy Conference bring renowned philosophers, such as Daniel Dennett and Noam Chomsky, to WSU.
- The Visiting Writers Series hosts readings and discussions with local, national, and international authors.
- National and international scholars come to Pullman to share their ideas in guest lectures or even to spend a semester or a year teaching advanced students.