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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 282 / Module
  • Foreign: $ 735 / Module
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 298pts.

    Description

    The University of Kansas, Washburn University, Washington University in St. Louis, Harvard, Stanford, University of Michigan, University of Chicago, William and Mary, University of Virginia, Duke, Northwestern, Columbia, Colorado, George Washington, Georgetown, Notre Dame, Iowa, Miami and the University of Texas are among the schools that have recently accepted K-State pre-law students. In recent years, K-State students served by the pre-law office have been accepted to law school at a rate substantially exceeding the national average. Historically underrepresented in law schools, women and minority students have discovered that there are exciting opportunities in law.

    With its nine colleges, K-State is known for its friendly and helpful atmosphere, broad curriculum and outstanding faculty. Law schools choose their students from all majors, so pre-law students can pursue their interests in areas as diverse as architecture, planning and design; agricultural economics; engineering; philosophy; business administration; history; and political science, among others.

    Pre-law students also have the advantage of our extensive interdisciplinary curriculum, including the natural resources and environmental sciences secondary major and the International Business and Primary Texts certificates. There are pre-law tracks of study in five departments and three colleges within the university. We currently have pre-law tracks in communications, political science, agricultural economics and philosophy, and we are developing them in other areas as well. These are part of an expanding curriculum
    of courses that allow pre-law students to prepare for legal careers.

    Professional options

    Law in the United States reflects the dynamics of power, and thus of conflict, within American society. In order to resolve conflict and promote orderly change, lawyers call upon many fields of learning in the humanities, arts, social sciences and natural sciences. They need skill in analysis, breadth of vision and a commitment to justice, for law is a humanistic pursuit based on the purposes and principles of the civilization it serves.

    If you are interested in a career that requires precision in thinking, research and writing, and you want to be involved with people and their social, political, cultural and economic aspirations, you should consider becoming an attorney.

    Careers

    A law degree is the most versatile graduate degree you can earn. It opens up a world of opportunities in law, business, entertainment, nonprofits and politics, among others. Careers in law are remarkably varied and include private practice, corporate law, public interest practice, the judiciary and teaching. The pre-law club sponsors meetings that acquaint students with the study of law and legal careers.

    Academics

    The pre-law program at K-State and the pre-law program recommended by the Association of American Law Schools are identical. Both call for an individualized course of study that emphasizes breadth, depth and rigor. In addition, both stress that in preparing for law school, you may select the major of your choice in any department in any college within the university. Our pre-law program gives you opportunities to explore the field of law. You’ll be able to sit in Forum Hall and observe attorneys arguing cases before the three-judge panel of the Kansas Court of Appeals during its annual session on campus. You’ll meet lawyers and law students who visit K-State to talk to pre-law students about their practices and specialties and about the profession. You can gain experience by job shadowing or interning with attorneys in areas that interest you.
    Regardless of your major, you will have the opportunity to work with the K-State pre-law advisor in selecting courses that will enable you to develop the capacities necessary for the study of law. If law schools do not identify specific courses that must be taken before admission, they do stress completion of challenging courses that help you understand the wide range of human institutions and values with which the practice and the study of law are concerned. You also are expected to acquire the ability to think analytically and creatively and to write and speak with clarity and precision. Among disciplines cited as valuable in pre-law study are English, communication, languages, history, philosophy, mathematics, science, accounting, political science, sociology, psychology, anthropology, economics, statistics, computer science and engineering.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline February (for scholarships), May (for Fall intake), October (for Spring intake) Tuition fee
    • USD 282 Module (National)
    • USD 735 Module (International)

    Tuition fee per 1 credit.

    Start date January,August 2015 Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

    Course Content

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    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.


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    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6.5 TOEFL iBT® test : 79

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS

    Requirements

    International admission:

    • Online international student undergraduate application
    • $80 USD application fee
    • A copy of your passport photo page
    • Affidavit of Financial Support (pdf) and bank statement
    • High school and university transcripts

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Alumni Study Travel Fund

      Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.

    • Amsterdam Merit Scholarships

      The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Kansas State University.

    Funding

    Earn part of the $21 million K-State awards each year in scholarships. They're awarded based on academics, activities, service and financial need.

    Students are awarded only one academic or leadership scholarship, where the highest eligible dollar amount is given. Supplemental awards can increase these awards, but the prestigious Presidential Scholarship replaces any other award.

    Accreditation

    Kansas State University has been providing quality education to the residents of Kansas, the country and the world for the last 150 years.

    Located in a community with nearly 60,000 people and more than 24,000 students, we are able to provide a safe and supportive environment for our students.

    Kansas State University has 3 campus locations, two of which, Manhattan and Salina, have complete academic programs and on-campus housing. Olathe is the third and newest extension of the university, focusing on collaborating with industry and Kansas City K-12 schools.

    Accreditation

    Kansas State University has been continuously accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA) of Colleges and Schools since 1916.

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