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Pre-Law Program

"At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst."
- Aristotle

Carroll University's Pre-Law Program combines academic advisement and extracurricular activities to prepare students for the rigors of law school and introduce them to the legal profession.


All pre-law students receive individual advising sessions with a pre-law academic advisor. These one-on-one meetings ensure students stay on track in terms of academic performance, progress toward graduation and application to law school.

Seminars and Workshops

Carroll's pre-law program offers seminars and workshops to familiarize students with the law school admissions process, prepare them for the LSAT and provide chances to meet with admissions staff from area law schools. Students are introduced to the legal profession through job shadowing or mentoring opportunities.

Course Work

Carroll offers several courses that introduce legal topics or prove useful in preparing for the LSAT. These include:

  • BUS290 Principles of Business Law
  • BUS310 Employment and Labor Law
  • POL321 International Law
  • POL333 Constitutional Law
  • PHI105 Introduction to Logic

Student Success

Carroll students have recently matriculated at the following law schools:

Drake University Marquette University
University of Wisconsin Valparaiso University
University of Northern Illinois Washburn University
Ohio State University Hamline University
University of Southern Illinois University of Wyoming
DePaul University St. John's University (NY)


Extracurricular Activities

Carroll's award-winning mock trial team hones students' communication skills, knowledge of rule of evidence and familiarity with civil procedure. It competes against other universities and colleges in organized competitions throughout the school year. Carroll's mock trial team has distinguished itself at recent tournaments, garnering several top-ten finishes and winning more than $30,000 in law school scholarships.

For more information please contact:

Catherine Jorgens, JD
Pre-Law Program Director and Advisor

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