The Pre-Law program prepares students for admission into a quality law school. With the help of a Pre-Law advisor, students select recommended courses that will help them prepare for the academic rigor of law school and the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT). The program assists students in being well positioned to succeed in their legal education and career.
While there is no specific Pre-Law major, the program encourages students to choose a major that will interest them and help them to develop their reading, writing, and analytical skills.
The Pre-Law program also offers the Three-Plus-Three Program with UMass School of Law, which provides a fast track to a law degree in six rather than seven years. The program leads to a bachelor's degree by UMass Dartmouth and a Juris Doctor degree by UMass School of Law.
All students considering law school should make an appointment to meet with the Pre-Law advisor, who is available to assist students in evaluating and pursuing a career in law.