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The Pre-Law Program at St. Lawrence University

A four-year course of liberal arts study at St. Lawrence, including the usual distribution and major requirements, is an excellent foundation for law school. There is no formal pre-law curriculum and law schools require no particular major. Students interested in law should acquire a good general education, demonstrating achievement in serious and substantial courses.

Students are advised to take foundation courses in all aspects of liberal education: humanities, science, social science - and to study basic economics, accounting, the legal and governmental systems of their own country and expository writing. Courses in philosophy, specifically reasoning and symbolic logic, are also helpful in preparing for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). Students wishing to pursue law school should plan to take the LSAT no later than the early fall of their senior year, as admission is heavily dependent on the LSAT score. Information about the LSAT can be obtained from the staff of career services.

The Pre-law Advising Committee provides group briefings for students at all levels of preparation. Students should attend these briefings before scheduling individual appointments with members of the advising team.