Academic Catalog and Handbooks

2023-2024 Edition


Pre-Law Advisors: Claire Haeg, Shannon Smith, Derek Larson, Michael Livingston, Emily Paup, Christina Tourino, Denis Beach, Mark Shimota

A rigorous liberal arts program is excellent preparation for admission to law school. Law schools do not require that a student take a specific sequence of courses as an undergraduate. Students may select any major, though majoring in the social sciences and humanities is typical.

Students preparing to apply to law school should choose courses that will enable them to understand and examine critically human institutions and values, and to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Students may wish to explore their interest in law through law-related courses and internships. The Pre-Law Society provides opportunities for students to participate in a competitive inter-collegiate mock trial program.

The absence of a specific coursework for law school should not be confused with an absence of criteria. It is strongly recommended that a student considering the legal profession meet with a faculty pre-law advisor for information about the application process, as early as second semester in their first year of college.