Pre-Law

Saint Michael’s can prepare you for success in law school and for a variety of careers, both in and out of the legal system.  Our alumni hold positions as defense attorneys, prosecutors, and judges, as well as legal counsel for corporations, non-profit organizations and governmental agencies, and have careers in politics and advocacy organizations.

 Law schools do not recommend any one major as a prerequisite for admission, and therefore there is no specific pre-law major at Saint Michael's. Students instead are encouraged to develop an educational program that is both broad and liberal in the classic sense. Students interested in pursuing law should select college courses geared to the development of a broad cultural background and habits of thoroughness, intellectual curiosity and scholarship. In the past, Saint Michael’s students have found that a major in English, history, philosophy, or political science works well to provide pre-law preparation.