There is no set of required courses for law school admission.
You can major in the liberal arts business, education or the
natural and applied sciences. What law schools do look for is high
academic achievement; strong analytical and communications skills;
and a demonstrated interest in the law. Your score on the Law
School Admissions Test (LSAT) also is important.
The Pre-Law Advisory Committee offers expert
assistance. Each undergraduate college has a pre-law advisor. Each
advisor has a J.D. degree and is trained to help you prepare for
law school by selecting courses, securing internships and talking
with law school admission representatives the Pre-Law Advisory
Committee invites to campus every semester. You’ll also have access
to a vast collection of materials about becoming a lawyer.
Combined undergraduate (
B.S.) and law school degree programs are offered by two
divisions — St.
John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the College of
Professional Studies — through their partnership with the
University’s highly respected
School of Law. The program allows you to complete an
undergraduate and law degree in six years.
To be accepted for a combined undergraduate
and law degree, you need a minimum 3.5 grade-point average
following your sophomore year. You also need an above average score
on the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) and to demonstrate a
commitment to the law and the maturity to complete an accelerated
program. (Acceptance to the program does not guarantee admission to
the School of Law.)
Students also gain academic preparation for
legal careers by majoring in St. John’s Bachelor of Science Degree
Criminal Justice or
Legal Studies, offered through the College of Professional