Interdisciplinary Studies for Pre-Law, BA/BS

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Moot court competition in Hammond Hall

In Short

The Interdisciplinary Studies Major for Pre-Law provides excellent preparation for students interested in pursuing a law degree.

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What will I do?
  • Take command of your professional goals with a program designed for a career in law.
  • Apply your skills and knowledge in real-world settings through internships and Moot Court competitions.
  • Learn to use different disciplinary methods strategically to address real world issues in innovative ways.

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Program Overview 

The Interdisciplinary Studies in Pre-Law major draws on a range of disciplines—including Political Science, Criminal Justice, Sociology, Speech, and Philosophy—to build a well-rounded and flexible skillset that will prepare you for Law School and a legal career. The program provides real-world learning opportunities through Moot Court and political internships.

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Watch the video below to learn about Adam Quinlan's experience as a pre-law major. 

Experiential Opportunities


Attain real world experience through internships with government agencies, non-governmental or international organizations, either through our close connection with The Washington Center (Washington, DC) career building program, or other placements locally or regionally that our faculty Internship Coordinator helps you arrange.
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Moot Court

Join a team of student-contestants to detail the dimensions of a given legal problem before an appellate court. Performances are judged by panels of faculty and attorneys.
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Model United Nations

Focus on role-playing UN nation leaderships and tackling challenging international scenarios, while gaining valuable problem solving skills.
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Study Abroad

Faculty-led study abroad course opportunities increase student life-transforming experiences, as do student/faculty cooperative research projects.
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Curriculum and Other Information

  • The program prepares you with the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in law school and a legal career.
  • Success in the today’s rapidly changing workplace requires individual initiative, flexible thinking, and an ability to define one’s own professional goals; the Pre-Law program challenges students see how different disciplines contribute to a well-rounded approach to legal studies and careers.