Becoming an attorney takes hard work and lots of dedication and there is no specific path to law school. There are almost as many ways to go about it as there are lawyers. Many successful attorneys focused their undergraduate studies in those subjects that are considered to be traditional paths to the law, such as History, English, Philosophy, Political Science, Economics or Business. Other successful attorneys majored in such areas as Art, Music, Computer Science, Engineering, Nursing, Agriculture, or Education. Over 800 students have graduated from this University and gone on to become attorneys. (See the chart showing what majors were taken by 648 of them who graduated between 1938 and 2002.)
There are, however, important skills and values, and significant areas of knowledge that can be acquired during undergraduate school that will provide an excellent base upon which to build.
These pages attempt to bring these ideas into focus.
The Pre-Law Committee, sponsored by the Political Science Department, guides pre-law students.