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Pre-Law

The law is complicated. The pre-law track at the University of St. Thomas will help you make prepared and informed choices about entering law school with one-on-one advising throughout your college career. You will also have the chance to network with practicing attorneys while learning more about the law school admissions process and LSAT.

Why Pursue a Pre-Law Track at St. Thomas?

Since there are no required majors for law school, you will have the opportunity to select from the wide range of academic programs and courses at St. Thomas. You will complete courses focusing on increasing your knowledge of law while developing important critical thinking, writing and public speaking skills that you will need for a career in law. You will graduate from St. Thomas equipped with the tools to be a thoughtful professional and citizen committed to working for the common good.

Challenge Yourself

  • Course Requirements
  • Four-Year Plan
  • Degrees Awarded
  • Course Requirements

    The best preparation for law school is a rigorous undergraduate program combining the depth of study found in your major with the breadth of the liberal arts. You will complete courses increasing your knowledge of law, fostering critical thinking about society and enhancing numerous soft skills needed for postgraduate study throughout your undergraduate career at St. Thomas.

    Four-Year Plan

    There are multiple majors to choose from to prepare for law school. We recommend connecting with a faculty member to choose a major that fits your interests, as well as courses matching law school requirements.

    Degrees Awarded

    Pre-law students commonly pursue degrees in the following majors:

    Course Requirements

    Course Requirements

    The best preparation for law school is a rigorous undergraduate program combining the depth of study found in your major with the breadth of the liberal arts. You will complete courses increasing your knowledge of law, fostering critical thinking about society and enhancing numerous soft skills needed for postgraduate study throughout your undergraduate career at St. Thomas.

    Four-Year Plan

    Four-Year Plan

    There are multiple majors to choose from to prepare for law school. We recommend connecting with a faculty member to choose a major that fits your interests, as well as courses matching law school requirements.

    Degrees Awarded

    Degrees Awarded

    Pre-law students commonly pursue degrees in the following majors:

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    Career Paths

    We give you the tools and knowledge you need to pursue multiple paths in law after graduation.

    • Private Attorney
    • County Attorney
    • Public Defender
    • District Attorney
    • Regulatory Compliance Officer
    • Financial Officer

    Ready for the Future

    Pre-law students graduate with a unique perspective of the law's impact on our society today and in the future. They enter the next chapter of their lives ready for a successful career in the field and as compassionate professionals and citizens.

    Options

    Pre-law students can major in any program at St. Thomas, so that means you can pick a major that not only fulfills requirements for law school, but also matches your interests at the same time.

    Plan

    You will work closely with a professor to make a four-year plan that sets you up for success in law school and your career.

    Network

    You will build your professional network by interacting with practicing attorneys to learn more about their particular area of law.

    A Caring and Supportive Community

    From individualized attention inside and outside of the classroom to student-led clubs, you will have multiple opportunities to engage with a passionate community of faculty, staff and students.