Pre-LawAttorneys play a vital role in civilized society. By synthesizing their knowledge of history, political science and business with exceptional logic and verbal skill, attorneys assist their clients – individuals, organizations and even nations – in understanding and adhering to the law.
When you pursue pre-law coursework, you learn to read critically, think logically, write persuasively and act ethically – skills that equip you to interpret the law in service to others.
At St. Norbert, you can prepare yourself for law school by earning a degree in any number of fields, including but not limited to:
- Bachelor of arts in economics
- Bachelor of arts in political science
- Bachelor of arts in English
- Bachelor of arts in sociology
- Bachelor of arts in philosophy
- Bachelor of arts in international studies
The liberal arts, tied to a curriculum tailored for those wishing to pursue a career in law, will prepare students to complete the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT). The LSAT, typically completed during junior or senior year, demonstrates capacity to complete an education in law and is required for admission to all law schools located in the United States.
A Pre-Law Degree at Work
While you likely picture an attorney in a courtroom, attorneys actually work in many roles:
- Corporate counsel
- Tax lawyer
- Marriage and family attorney
- Estate planning attorney
- Patent attorney
- District attorney
- Public defender
- Judicial clerk
- Public interest attorney
- Law school professor
You can enhance your pre-law experience at St. Norbert through collaborative research with a faculty member. You’ll find your professors eager to mentor you in designing a research project that hones your critical thinking and analytical skills.
Like all undergraduates at St. Norbert, you are encouraged to study abroad as a pre-law student. Time spent overseas helps you grow as a person and gives you an edge in the keen competition for law school admission.
A passion for legal history prompted Michael Ariens ’79 to delve deeper into the law of his home state, Texas. It was a project that turned into an award-winning book, “Lone Star Law: A Legal History of Texas.”