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Program(s) Available: Pre-professional

Are you someone who enjoys research, working with others and public speaking? Working in law often involves working on a team, interacting with clients and being a creative problem solver. If you are someone who can work under tight deadlines with great attention to detail, a pre-law major may be right for you.

Why Study Pre-Law at Northwest

Northwest’s pre-law program offers recommended coursework and individualized assistance in the preparation for the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT). Students also receive support in understanding the law school admission process. The program is highly successful in preparing students for admission to law school. In recent years, 31 out of 32 students were admitted to a law school! The pre-law program also provides access to multiple internship and study abroad opportunities.

*Enrollment is not open to students on F-1 Visas for the pre-professional program.

Career Ready

“The professors I interacted with were absolutely wonderful. They seemed to really care about student success and were very helpful to me in understanding the campus community at Northwest.” — Lucas Fansler

Law School Admission

Northwest graduates have been admitted to the following law schools:

  • College of William and Mary
  • Marquette University
  • Pepperdine University
  • St. John’s University
  • St. Louis University
  • University of California – Los Angeles
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Missouri – Columbia
  • University of Missouri – Kansas City
  • University of Nebraska
  • University of North Carolina
  • University of Virginia
  • Washington University

What Can I Do With a Major in Pre-Law?

Mock Trial

In the Mock Trial Team, students compete in trial simulations at invitational and American Mock Trial Association-sanctioned regional and national tournaments and Bearcat Invitational hosted annually at Northwest.

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