Pre-Law

Thomas Ellington, Faculty Advisor

Because pre-law is not a specific major, the pre-law student must satisfy all general education degree requirements for an A.B. degree and the requirements in her chosen major.

Law schools don’t require a particular undergraduate degree for admission, but they do strongly recommend that you take a broad range of diverse and rigorous courses. You may major in any one of the liberal arts ranging from chemistry to history, political science, English, or other fields. In selecting your major, it’s a good idea to consider the type of law career you wish to pursue. 

Admission to law school is based on your grade point average and score on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). The LSAT is given four times a year: June, October, December, and February. It is recommended that you take the exam in June of your junior year or October of your senior year. 

If you’re planning to attend law school, you should meet with the pre-law advisor no later than the fall of your junior year. For information about specific courses offered, please see our Academic Catalogue.