Pre-Law Program

A rigorous liberal arts program best prepares students for admission to law school. Law schools do not require that a student take a specific sequence of courses as an undergraduate. Students may select a major, though majoring in the social sciences and humanities is typical.

Students preparing to apply to law school should choose courses that will enable them to understand and examine critically human institutions and values and to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Students may wish to explore their interest in law through law-related courses and internships. The Pre-law Society provides opportunities for students to participate in a competitive inter-collegiate mock trial program.

The absence of specific coursework for law school should not be confused with an absence of criteria. It is strongly recommended that a student considering the legal professional meet with a faculty pre-law advisor for information about the application process, as early as second semester during their first year.

Recent graduates

Alumnae/i from CSB and SJU have attended:

  • Yale
  • Harvard
  • Stanford
  • Duke 
  • University of California-Berkeley
  • New York University
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Georgetown University

Read about one of our alumni who was picked to "moot before the Queen."