Justice Studies students do more than just attend classes – they gain hands-on experience, engage in the community and explore the world.
Study Abroad - The London Program - Our students have the opportunity to go abroad and experience London culture and government.
Field education is a key way for our students to gain hands-on experience and to make contacts for future employment. Visit the Internship Office Website for more information.
Students in pre-law should select from a broad base of courses at the undergraduate level. The practice of law normally requires a bachelor’s degree, three years in graduate law school, and successful completion of the bar exam of the jurisdiction in which the law school graduate wishes to practice.
There are no specific course requirements and no particular majors for entrance into law school. Students are encouraged to follow their interests and talents, and choose a major that is right for them. Particular attention should be paid to the assertive skill areas that include language and communication skills, creative and critical thinking ability, and an understanding of human institutions and values.
Legal Studies and Criminal Justice programs are popular majors for pre-law students and provide a thorough understanding of the legal system they will be practicing in upon completion of law school. Students are encouraged to take certain law courses, to consider declaring a double major and to participate in college and community activities in preparation for admission to law school.
Students receive individual advising on LSAT preparation and law school selection from Justice Studies faculty and are encouraged to meet with visiting representatives from area law schools.
Visit the LSAT Website: www.lsac.org