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    Is Scranton’s Pre-Law Program for You?

    Scranton students interested in a legal career have the opportunity to pursue a legal studies concentration, which is a 15-credit interdisciplinary concentration with courses specifically focused on understanding law at the undergraduate level.
    March 15, 2022
    By: Alison D’Mello ’22, student correspondent

     The University of Scranton’s pre-law advisory program guides undergraduate students of various majors through the process of fulfilling the requirements for law school.

    Pre-law advisor and professor in the Department of Philosophy, Matthew Meyer Ph.D., begins working with students in their first year, offering course selection guidance and personalized advice based on individual student interests.

    The American Bar Association refrains from stating a major best suited for law school preparation, but rather suggests that undergraduate education should enhance students’ problem solving, critical reading and writing, oral communication and listening. Working closely with Scranton alumni and the University’s legal studies concentration, students in the pre-law program are encouraged to develop a wide range of skills both inside and outside of the classroom.

    Additionally, leadership opportunities are available on campus through the student-run Pre-Law Society and Mock Trial Team, which all pre-law students are encouraged to join upon entry into the program.

    Scranton also has several 3+3 affiliation agreements with law schools, such as Boston College Law School and Villanova University School of Law, allowing the possibility for students to complete their bachelor’s and law degrees in six years rather than seven years.

    Additional information about the University’s pre-law programs is available on Scranton’s website.

    Alison D’Mello ’22, East Brunswick, New Jersey, is a social media strategies major at The University of Scranton.
    Alison D’Mello ’22, East Brunswick, New Jersey, is a social media strategies major at The University of Scranton.
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