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Meaning of "pre-law" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PRE-LAW

pre-law  [ˌpriːˈlɔː] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PRE-LAW

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conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Pre-Law is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES PRE-LAW MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Pre-law

In the United States, pre-law refers to any course of study taken by an undergraduate in preparation for study at a law school. The American Bar Association requires law schools that it approves to require at least a bachelor's degree for North American students for admission. But no specific degree or major is considered "pre-law"; unlike pre-med, an undergraduate student is not required to take a set of prerequisites in order to get into law school. Therefore, universities lack an official "pre-law" concentration. Both holders of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees, as well as students of most undergraduate majors attend law schools. Specific law schools have their own requirements; there are also standard requirements set forth by the ABA and the Law School Admission Council. In 2001, the five most common majors of students entering law school were political science, history, English, psychology, and criminal justice. The five majors with the highest acceptance rates were physics, philosophy, biology, chemistry, and government service.

Definition of pre-law in the English dictionary

The definition of pre-law in the dictionary is an undergraduate course taken before studying at law school.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PRE-LAW


attorneys-at-law
əˌtɜːnɪzətˈlɔː
Bangalore
ˌbæŋɡəˈlɔː
barrister-at-law
ˌbærɪstərətˈlɔː
counselor-at-law
ˌkaʊns ələrətˈlɔː
Delors
dəˈlɔː
galore
ɡəˈlɔː
heirs-at-law
ˈeəʳzətˈlɔː
Mangalore
ˌmæŋɡəˈlɔː
pilaw
pɪˈlɔː
unlaw
ʌnˈlɔː
Vellore
vəˈlɔː

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PRE-LAW

pre-emptory
pre-establish
pre-exilian
pre-exilic
pre-exist
pre-existence
pre-existent
pre-existing
pre-ignition
pre-ill
pre-law program
pre-op
pre-packaged
Pre-Raphaelite
Pre-Raphaelitism
pre-Roman
pre-select
pre-seminal
pre-soak
pre-tax

WORDS THAT END LIKE PRE-LAW

attorney-at-law
brother-in-law
brothers-in-law
bye-law
daughter-in-law
daughters-in-law
father-in-law
fathers-in-law
heir-at-law
in-law
mother-in-law
mother-out-law
mothers-in-law
sister-in-law
sisters-in-law
son-in-law
sons-in-law

Synonyms and antonyms of pre-law in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «pre-law» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PRE-LAW

Find out the translation of pre-law to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of pre-law from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «pre-law» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

前法
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

antes de la ley
570 millions of speakers

English

pre-law
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पूर्व कानून
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ما قبل القانون
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

предварительно закон
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

pré- lei
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রাক আইন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

pré-droit
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pra-undang-undang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Pre- Gesetz
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

事前法則
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

사전 법
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pre-law
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

trước pháp luật
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முன் சட்டம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पूर्व-कायदा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Önceden kanun
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pre - legge
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pre - prawo
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

попередньо закон
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pre- lege
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

προ-νόμο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

pre- wet
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

pre - lag
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

pre - lov
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PRE-LAW»

The term «pre-law» is regularly used and occupies the 102.933 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PRE-LAW» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about pre-law

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PRE-LAW»

Discover the use of pre-law in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to pre-law and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Movie Therapy for Law Students (and Pre-law, Paralegal, and ...
Packed with black letter law, statutory material, court cases, ethical rules, evidence rules, civil and criminal procedure rules, and dozens of law school and bar exam tips, this book is a must-read for any law student, pre-law or related ...
Sonia J. Buck, 2009
2
Pre-law companion: the ultimate guide to preparing for law ...
An appendix includes the latest Princeton Review survey information about law schools across the country. Anyone about to attend college with future law school plans in mind should add this book to their list of essential reading.
Ronald Coleman, 1996
3
How to Get Into Top Law Schools 5th Edition
... (thereby learning a bit about law, which many applicants have little or no knowledge of) while simultaneously proving that they truly know what they are getting into, this is not necessarily the best pre-law work route to take. For one ...
Richard Montauk J.D., 2011
4
Sex Discrimination in the Legal Profession
From among the possible answers to this question, the respondent could indicate completing a pre-law program of study while in college. Of the entire survey sample, 2.98 percent of the male respondents indicated that they expected to ...
Bernard F. Lentz, David N. Laband, 1995
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Judicial Process: Law, Courts, and Politics in the United States
... information include Northeastern Illinois University Pre-Law Resources: at http: //www.neiu.edu/Academics/College%20of%20Arts _Sciences/Student% 20Resources/Pre-Law/Pre-Law %20Program/Pre-Law_Resources.html and Pre- Law at ...
David Neubauer, Stephen Meinhold, 2009
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Asked and Answered: Advice for pre-law and first-year law ...
Asked and Answered provides practical answers to the most basic questions that pre-law and first-year students ask. Answers are provided by successful attorneys, law school professors, and career service professionals.
Donna Gerson, 2008
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American Law School Review
The College of Arts and Sciences, at the request, and acting on the suggestion of the law faculty, is conducting three pre-law courses, one of two years and two of three years each. To get the maximum effect in these pre-law courses, and ...
Alfred Findlay Mason, Samuel Epes Turner, 1922
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Criticism of Religion: On Marxism and Theology, II
But that would entail an entirely different reading and he would need to start again, for it cannot be theorised from within the law. Pre-law, or trying to make sense of Paul At a number of points in the preceding section, I have mentioned pre-law, ...
Roland Boer, 2009
9
ABA Journal
A General Education for Pre-Law Students The author argues that a general education is a better preparation for study of the law than either the customary political science or business major. A broad understanding of the humanities, he says, ...
10
Handbook of the Association of American Law Schools and ...
I find that they are willing to cooperate, but there is no agreement, no very definite agreement as to what courses should be taken. I find also that as a pedagogical device it is worth while in these first two years to organize pre-law sections in ...
Association of American Law Schools. Meeting, 1919

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PRE-LAW»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term pre-law is used in the context of the following news items.
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At Some California Law Schools, Failures Outweigh Successes
... poorly on the LSAT, the pre-law school aptitude test. “They were always aiming at the total bottom of the barrel,” Ms. Maxwell told the Times. «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
2
What Makes A Law Student Succeed Or Fail?
Many traditionally valued traits had no predictive value: typical pre-law majors (political science, history, etc.); legal or public sector work; ... «ValueWalk, Jul 15»
3
Study documents how shifts in unemployment rates lead to shifts in …
Some fields showing marginal gains (for men and women) -- such as journalism and pre-law -- haven't been great job producers of late. «Inside Higher Ed, Jul 15»
4
Motivation Monday: What motivates Dave Burns
I was supposed to be at a pre-law class but instead was lying in my bed in my Hopi Lodge dorm room and the thought occurred to me: If I can't ... «Arizona Sports, Jul 15»
5
Cadet uses rhyming skills to invite Swift to dance
Brett Hagen is studying pre-law with a minor in Spanish, and intends to be a judge advocate, or JAG, in the military once he's completed law ... «Wahpeton Daily News, Jul 15»
6
WT Buffs recieve track and field honors
The Lady Buffs had ten honorees: junior Shanice Cameron (pre-law/criminal justice); junior Alba Casanovas (sports & exercise science); ... «Amarillo.com, Jul 15»
7
OCU golfer Verplank snags GCAA All-America scholar nod
... average majoring in business administration, while Verplank, a junior from Edmond, holds a 3.53 GPA pursuing a pre-law degree. «Edmond Sun, Jul 15»
8
Survey: Incoming Law Students Worried About Grades, Paying for …
"The fact that pre-law students are concerned about achieving everything from high grades to covering tuition is an appropriate and natural ... «U.S. News University, Jul 15»
9
Lewis honored for 13 years of perfect attendance
... Kentucky Community & Technical College. She compiled a 3.963 grade point average. Lewis will attend Berea College and major in pre-law. «The Harlan Daily Enterprise, Jul 15»
10
Is Law School Back in Vogue?
"Fitting In: Whether due to confidence in their social skills or indifference to being socially accepted, just 38 percent of pre-law students said that ... «The American Lawyer, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Pre-Law [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/pre-law>. Aug 2020 ».
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