Pre-Law Advisory Committee: Dr. Carol Bate, Dr. Cathy Crosby-Currie, Dr. Evelyn Jennings and Dr. Darby Morrisroe
Contact: Dr. Evelyn Jennings, Associate Dean for Academic Advising Programs
Campus Address: Whitman Annex 2
Web Site: www.stlawu.edu/advising/pre-law
A liberal arts education is the best preparation for law study, and many majors are suitable for pre-law students.
Don’t worry about picking the “right major” for “pre-law.’’ But do focus on developing your command of the English language and seizing opportunities to understand human affairs such as history, government, economics, social relationships, scientific methods, religion and philosophy.
And don’t worry about where to go to law school or in what kind of law to specialize. Many things may change before you’re ready to apply. If you’re worrying too much about law school, you may not enjoy your college work and fail to develop the college record that you need to go to law school. But do get started thinking about your future by exploring what Career Services has to offer.
Your academic record and the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) are the two main guidelines used by law schools in their admissions decisions. Information about the LSAT is available at career services and you can find more information at the LSAT website.
In addition, SLU offers eligible students the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) and the Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program. These programs are dedicated to increasing the number of historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged undergraduate students interested in pursuing a doctorate or professional licensure in a variety of fields, including law. Students should visit the McNair/CSTEP website to learn more about these two programs.
Members of the Pre-Law Advisory Committee are available for individual conversations with students who want to talk about law school. We are all happy to provide guidance as you think about your potential future in the law.