Have you pictured yourself in the courtroom? Or dreamed of going to law school? Whether you are exploring an interest in law or you are dedicated to prepping for the LSAT, pre-law advisors help you find your way towards your goals. 

Any major is a pre-law major at Lawrence, as the liberal arts skills needed for a career in law—communication, reading, writing, listening, and thinking deeply—are inherently a part of all of our academic programs. In addition to charting your academic path with your advisor, they can help connect with you with resources like networking, funding, and career development to make the most of your pre-law preparation.

With personalized plans and hands-on advising, nearly nine out of 10 Lawrentians are accepted to law school each year, including to top 20 programs.

The Government, Law, and International Affairs (GLI) Career Community is a helpful resource on your pre-law journey.

Select faculty members are dedicated to the success of pre-law Lawrentians.

Find an academic program that works for your pre-law plans.

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Fast track to your future

You can earn your bachelor’s and law degree in just six years rather than the usual seven thanks to our special 3-3 program partnership with Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Explore law careers in your own community

Work in the public defender’s office, the district attorney’s office, municipal courts, and more right here in Appleton to gain practical law work experience.

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Removing barriers, advancing dreams

Thanks to the generosity of a Lawrence family, a special fund helps Lawrentians defray the costs of exploring law school, whether it’s supporting an internship, paying for LSAT prep, or application fees.

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Pre-Law Outcomes

Just as there is no set path for a pre-law student at Lawrence, there is no one outcome. Whether you go to law school, work in government, or pursue other advanced study, the strong academic foundation of the pre-law advisory program provides a solid starting point.

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Martyn Smith, director of First-Year Studies, unbags the 10 works being used in First-Year Studies during the 2021-2022 academic year.

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