The Office of Academic Advising website has an ample amount of information including an overview of being pre-law at Rice, additional resources, and answers to frequently asked questions. This Fall 2020, they will be hosting a number of informational virtual events for Rice students interested in law, including a Law School Personal Statement Workshop (September 30, 2020) and a Rice Night with Harvard Law School Admissions (October 19, 2020). Visit their website and feel free to request a specialized advising session in order to learn more.
COURSES AT RICE
There is no recommended undergraduate major for law school and therefore there are no pre-requisite courses. However, Rice does provide its students with a variety of options to allow them the opportunity to begin to explore some of what the field has to offer.
*Based on the 2018-2019 academic year course offerings.
ANTH 326: Law, Power, and Culture
ANTH 396: Law and Resistance
ANTH 526: Law, Power, and Culture
ANTH 596: Law and Resistance
CEVE 406: Intro to Environmental Law
COLL 201: Introduction to Law
ECON 239: Law and Economics
ECON 439: Adv Topics in Law and Econ
ENST 406: Intro to Environmental Law
HUMA 315: Communication Law
HUMA 404: Law Practicum
HUMA 405: Law Internship 2
MACC 502: Business Law for Accountants
MGMT 521: Business Law
MGMT 661: International Business Law
MGMT 721: Business Law
MGMT 961: Business Law
MGMT 962: Applied Contract Law
MUSI 405: Music and Business Law
NEUR 525: Neuroscience and Law
PHIL 116: Intro to the Philosophy of Law
PHIL 316: Philosophy of Law
PHIL 516: Seminar in Philsophy of Law
PLST 305: Introduction to Law
POLI 321: American Constitutional Law
RELI 109: Religion and Law
SMGT 364: Sport Law
SMGT 464: Advanced Sport Law
SOCI 325: Sociology of Law
SOCI 349: Crime, Law, and Justice in Popular Culture
SOCI 396: Law and Resistance
SOSC 405: Law Practicum
LAW-RELATED CLUBS AT RICE
**This is by no means a complete list; other clubs to look into include: Rice Examiner, Rice University Public Speaking, UCourt
"The Baker Institute Student Forum promotes policy engagement and discussion on campus. By hosting informal, student-led events, BISF enables policy-minded students to grapple with contemporary issues and make interdisciplinary connections. Through formal events with Baker Institute fellows, BISF links undergraduates with scholars in a wide range of policy areas. BISF also sponsors an undergraduate policy competition and publishes an undergraduate public policy journal."
Civic Duty Rice
"Civic Duty Rice is a chapter of the national organization Civic Duty. Civic Duty's mission is to promote and increase youth civic engagement across a spectrum of activities, from increasing youth voter turnout and electoral activity to growing youth involvement in community service. Civic Duty Rice in particular strives to engage Rice students and Houston area youth in civic education and community outreach initiatives. We aim to teach young people the importance of civic engagement and to empower them to create change in their communities through increased service activity, political activism/efficacy, and voter participation. We will start out by producing a podcast that communicates current local and national events to the Rice community, analyzes the relevance of these events to Rice students, and suggests direct ways for Rice students to get more involved in the community. By offering a new medium for Rice students to become civically engaged, we hope to serve as a unique call-to-action on campus. We will expand beyond our podcast as well and directly interact with the surrounding community, by offering civic education enrichment in local schools and connecting Rice students with this opportunity."
Rice University College Republicans
"Our goal is not only to provide a venue for conservative students to meet with like minded individuals, but expose all students to differing points of view and conservative thought through campus speakers and events."
Rice University Federalist Society Chapter
"The Federalist Society is committed to promoting and facilitating dialogue and discussion on the pressing law and policy question that face our nation."
"The purpose of Rice U Mock Trial is to compete against other universities at tournaments, both local and national, while following the National AMTA (American Mock Trial Association) rules."
"The purpose of the Rice Democrats is to engage Rice students in the political process by bringing community leaders to campus, hosting issue-based events, and holding voter registration drives."