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Pre-Law

Pre-Law

You aren’t going to apply to law school alone. You’re going to have a whole campus behind you, and one very dedicated Advisor coaching you on every step.

Ursuline’s pre-law program was developed under the guidance of a panel of practicing attorneys from various areas of law, including private practice, government and academia. Your Pre-Law advisor will provide you with one-on-one coaching through the Law School application process as early as your sophomore year, and will help you select a major, introduce you to internship opportunities and more.

By pursuing Pre-Law at Ursuline, you’ll:

  • Enter and succeed in law school, and go on to become a competent and ethical attorney.
  • Build the analytical, oral, and written communication skills necessary to be successful in law school and beyond.
  • Take several LSAT-prep exams as you approach the law school admission process and be ready to succeed on the test.
  • Attend networking nights to meet leaders in the field, thanks to our strong ties to the Cleveland legal community.

Learn more on the Pre-Law program homepage.

You aren’t going to apply to law school alone. You’re going to have a whole campus behind you, and one very dedicated Advisor coaching you on every step.

Ursuline’s pre-law program was developed under the guidance of a panel of practicing attorneys from various areas of law, including private practice, government and academia. Your Pre-Law advisor will provide you with one-on-one coaching through the Law School application process as early as your sophomore year, and will help you select a major, introduce you to internship opportunities and more.

By pursuing Pre-Law at Ursuline, you’ll:

  • Enter and succeed in law school, and go on to become a competent and ethical attorney.
  • Build the analytical, oral, and written communication skills necessary to be successful in law school and beyond.
  • Take several LSAT-prep exams as you approach the law school admission process and be ready to succeed on the test.
  • Attend networking nights to meet leaders in the field, thanks to our strong ties to the Cleveland legal community.

Learn more on the Pre-Law program homepage.

More about being an attorney

What Lawyers Do

As a lawyer you’ll advise, advocate for, and represent individuals, businesses, and government agencies on legal issues and disputes, conduct legal research, interpret the law, rulings, and regulations, and work with legal documents such as contracts, wills, lawsuits, deeds, and more.

Work Environment

You might choose to work at a private or corporate law firm or for federal, local, and state governments. In Northeast Ohio’s robust healthcare market, there is a demand for attorneys specializing in this area.

Pay

The median annual wage for lawyers was $118,160 in May 2016.

Job Outlook

Did you know that Cleveland is the 10th best market for legal professionals in the United States? Employment of lawyers nationwide is projected to grow 6% by 2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Lawyers

Ursuline graduates are rocking the law school application process

Recent Ursuline graduates have been admitted to the following law schools, many of which are nationally ranked:

  • Case Western Reserve University
  • The University of Dayton
  • The University of Michigan
  • University of Texas, Austin
  • Indiana University
  • Marquette University
  • Syracuse University
  • Hofstra University
  • The Ohio State University
  • Cleveland State University
  • Stetson University

Ursuline also offers an innovative accelerated path to law school in the 3+3 Partnership program with Cleveland Marshall College of Law.

Pre-Law is not a major, but is a program that will advise you in preparation for law school. Whichever major you choose, your Pre-Law advisor will be with you every step of the way. You might even select a certificate, major, minor, or double major in Legal Studies, which covers the essential competencies in law, including research and writing, ethics, and legal practice areas.

 

Majors you might consider as a Pre-Law student include, but are not limited to:

  • Accounting
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • Historic Preservation
  • Legal Studies
  • Marketing
  • Nursing
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Relations and Corporate Communications
  • Sports Management

 

Read course descriptions and learn about additional requirements and options in the Course Catalog.

Anne Murphy Brown, JD

Are you ready?

If you’re ready to see how you can change the world as an Ursuline student, begin your application below. Not ready to apply yet? Start learning more about Ursuline by requesting information or visiting today.

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