Interested in pursuing a legal career? Our preprofessional law program will guide and prepare you. It's an advising program that provides resources and guidance to help you assess your interest and readiness for law school. You'll also benefit from research, experiential and networking opportunities.
Our students have an outstanding acceptance and achievement record at a wide variety of law schools across the country.
We provide a unique and enriching setting for a combination of liberal arts and preprofessional programming-a combination that is exemplified in the university's prelaw program.
Prelaw is not actually a major; in fact, you can major in anything you want. There are no required courses. Law schools are more interested in seeing that applicants have developed good writing and critical thinking skills. They are much less concerned with whether or not you've learned "the law;" that's what law school is for!
The prelaw program is designed to help guide those interested in pursuing a legal career and ensure that they have access to all of the available resources. You'll be able to tailor the program to fit your specific needs and draw from the resources you find to be most valuable.
Prelaw program advisor Rolfe Peterson, assistant professor of political science, will advise you as you begin to consider law school and follows you through the application process.
You'll be regularly informed about upcoming events and items of interest. Information sessions are held once a semester and designed to provide students with more specific information regarding the actual application process. While these sessions are primarily for the benefit of juniors and seniors, all are welcome to attend.
To help students prepare for the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT), the program provides a practice exam twice a semester simulating an actual test. In addition, the university pays for one-half the cost of an LSAT preparation course.
We also have a close relationship with alumni who have gone on to law careers and are happy to advise students. Download the directory.
Susquehanna students have an excellent acceptance record at law schools across the country. Graduates have gained admission to the following schools in recent years:
- American University, Washington College of Law
- Capital University
- Columbia University
- Cornell University
- Delaware Law School
- Dickinson School of Law
- Duquesne University School of Law
- Florida State University
- Fordham University
- George Mason School of Law
- Georgetown University Law Center
- Hofstra University School of Law
- Indiana University
- Lewis and Clark Law School
- New England Law
- New York University
- Notre Dame
- Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
- Rutgers University- Newark
- Seton Hall University School of Law
- Stetson University College of Law
- Suffolk University Law School
- Syracuse University
- Temple University Beasley School of Law
- University of Pittsburgh
- University of Akron
- University of Baltimore
- University at Buffalo School of Law
- University of Chicago
- University of Connecticut School of Law
- University of Denver College of Law
- University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law
- University of Maryland School of Law
- University of Michigan Law School
- University of Pittsburgh School of Law
- University of Virginia School of Law
- Vermont Law School
- Wake Forest
- Widener School of Law
- William & Mary
Mock Trial Club
Prepare to compete in regional and national courtroom competitions.
You'll be provided with the necessary materials, training and guidance for competition.
This is a valuable learning experience, exposing you to the procedures of a modern-day courtroom and helping you decide whether or not you want to pursue a career in law. You'll also gain public speaking and logical thinking skills.
The Arlin M. Adams Center gives students and faculty a forum to look at issues impacting human rights, social responsibility, science and technology and constitutional interpretation.
A major in legal studies can prepare you for law school or life as a conscientious global citizen.