Students who choose the pre-law program will connect early with the university's Pre-Law Advising Program. The university is creating a "First-Year Experience" program aimed at incoming students who indicate an interest in law. If you're selected for the program, you'll live in the same dorm with other pre-law students, take selected courses together and participate in pre-law and law-based activities together. You'll partner with a pre-law adviser who is a professor and an attorney and former students who are attending law school. Those mentors will help you improve your chances in the highly competitive law school admissions process.
- Regular seminars on law school and legal careers, preparation for law school application, and Law School Admission Test (LSAT) preparation and testing.
- Outreach opportunities offered by pre-law adviser Professor Kathy Uradnik.
- Participation in the annual fall Law School Forum in Chicago and Midwest Law School Caravan, which connects students to hundreds of law school representatives who answer questions about their programs.
- Undergraduate Pre-Law Society creates opportunity to demonstrate leadership and community outreach.
- Pre-law scholarships are available through the Financial Aid Office and various academic departments.
- Acceptance rate for graduating seniors has averaged 85% since 2009, with most students receiving multiple admission offers and generous financial aid.
- Graduates accepted to dozens of schools, including the four premiere Minnesota law schools as well as Harvard, Cornell, Berkeley, Duke, Michigan, NYU and Virginia.
- Notable alumni: Tiffany Reiter '97 is an associate in the Boston office of Fish & Richardson, an intellectual property and patent litigation firm with offices in the U.S. and Germany; Hao Nguyen '05 is an assistant city prosecutor for the City of St. Cloud and worked as a police officer and deputy before earn a law degree at Hamline University in St. Paul; lawyer and activist Keesha Gaskins '96 is senior counsel for the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice, New York University School of Law, New York City.
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