Students interested in attending law school should make sure they have declared prelaw as a pre-professional area with the Office of Advising. Freshman or sophomore students may then meet with a pre-law advisor to begin planning to apply to law schools fall of their senior year.
Most law schools prefer a broad undergraduate liberal arts program and do not exhibit preferences toward applicants with a particular major. Therefore, there is no prescribed major or prelaw curriculum. Students planning postgraduate study of law should take courses that develop rigorous and disciplined thinking, writing, and speaking abilities. Pre-law students should take special notice of the Mock Trial course (POL 350), which allows participants to present a legal case in trial simulations with teams from other institutions.
Students hoping to attend law school in the year after graduation should plan to take the law school entrance exam, the LSAT, in the spring or summer before, or early fall of, their senior year. Applications to law school should be complete in the late fall of senior year.