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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 Michele DeMary, Ph.D., 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
- Boston College Law School
- Boston University School of Law
- Cornell University Law School
- George Mason University School of Law
- Georgetown University Law Center
- New York University School of Law
- Ohio State University School of Law
- Penn State Dickinson School of Law
- Rutgers University School of Law
- Seton Hall University School of Law
- Temple University School of Law
- Tulane University School of Law
- University of Chicago Law School
- University of Maryland School of Law
- University of Michigan Law School
- University of Notre Dame Law School
- University of Pennsylvania School of Law
- University of Pittsburgh School of Law
- University of Richmond School of Law
- University of San Francisco School of Law
- Villanova University School of Law
- Washington & Lee University School of Law
- Widener University School of Law
- William and Mary Law School
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 minor in legal studies can prepare you for law school or life as a conscientious global citizen.