Why Minor in Pre-Law?

This Pre-Law Minor offers an interdisciplinary introduction to law and legal institutions that emphasizes the skill-sets that are necessary for success in law school, as well as graduate programs and careers related to law. Law schools do not require applicants to have a specific major or to have taken specific classes, but they do emphasize that certain skills are essential to success in their programs. This program offers students a guided path to developing those skills, while allowing the freedom to major in a subject that interests them. The program is suggested for individuals considering law school or graduate programs with a legal emphasis.

“There is no way I could be doing what I am doing now without the skills and habits I learned at Eastern.”

Nathan Farris '13
Law Student, University of Pennsylvania

Law schools attended by recent Eastern University alums include:

  • American University Washington College of Law
  • Boston University School of Law
  • Catholic University, Columbus School of Law
  • Duquesne University School of Law
  • Thomas R. Kline School of Law, Drexel University
  • Emory University School of Law
  • George Mason University School of Law
  • Harvard Law School
  • Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law
  • Regent University School of Law
  • Seton Hall University School of Law
  • Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • University of Virginia School of Law
  • Villanova University School of Law
  • Widener School of Law
  • William & Mary School of Law

Eighteen hours, including PHIL 220 and POLI 214, 319, 342; One of COMM 222, PHIL 311 or POLI 380; One of MATH 220, POLI 318 or POLI 331.