- Roxanne Hoch ’15
- Hometown: Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
- Major: International Studies
While taking Elementary Chinese, I had the opportunity to practice traditional Chinese calligraphy. This was my absolute favorite part of class because it shows that there is not only a difference in the way words are written (characters versus letters), but also a difference in the method of how the language is written. Calligraphy is a traditional part of Chinese history and culture, and being able to practice it myself made me respect that aspect of the Chinese culture even more. It is no easy feat to write using a calligraphy brush!
At a time when laws are increasingly important in their scope and reach, it is essential for students to understand the operation of our legal system, the sources of our laws and how to interpret and apply legal concepts.
Legal issues have a profound impact on the lives of all citizens. Laws determine such issues as whether the police can randomly stop and search automobiles, what constitutes sexual harassment in the workplace, whether schools can require students to take mandatory drug tests, and what type of speech and expression can be censored.
If you aspire to gain an appreciation of this complex system, our pre-professional program in pre-law will prepare you with the skills essential for law school and a rewarding legal career. Through this program, which complements any major, you’ll learn to critically analyze statutes and case law and to effectively communicate their analyses, both orally and in writing.