Are you passionate about a cause? Do you want to help others? If your answer is yes, then law school may be the right career path for you. Lawyers work to ensure the highest standards of the law are upheld as they advocate, advise, and counsel those they represent. Careers in law enforcement, government, business, politics and education are all possible with a law degree.

About the Pre-Law program

Carroll University will prepare you for the rigors of law school and a career in the legal profession by helping you grow your skills in communication, writing and public speaking. You’ll also gain real-world experience through job shadowing and mentoring opportunities. You’ll familiarize yourself with the basics of law in a variety of areas, including business and politics, as you work toward a degree in any area you choose.

All pre-law students receive individual advising sessions to ensure they stay on track as they prepare to submit applications to law school. Carroll's pre-law program offers seminars and workshops that will help you understand the law school admissions process, prepare you for the LSAT and provide chances to meet with admissions staff from area law schools.

Take the First Step Toward Your Legal Career

Your path to becoming a lawyer begins by earning your undergraduate degree and completing any required prerequisite courses at Carroll University. Our advisors will work with you every step of the way to ensure your success. We also provide additional resources to help you build a strong graduate school application, research schools, prepare for graduate interviews and more.

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

  • BUS290 Principles of Business Law
  • COM350 Communication Law
  • HCA350 Health Care Law and Ethics
  • POL321 International Law
  • POL344 Constitutional Law
  • PHI105 Introduction to Logic
  • SOC204 Introduction to Criminal Law

Recent graduates have recently enrolled at law schools including:

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

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