Pre-Law

Students interested in attending law school must have a BA or BS degree.  Completion of the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is also required by most American Bar Association-approved law schools. No single pre-law course of study is required or recommended. Several broad objectives of pre-legal education, however, have been set forth by the Association of American Law Schools: developing fundamental reading skills; the ability to think and write clearly and succinctly; logical reasoning and analytical skills; and an appreciation of the social, political and economic foundations and complexities of our society.

Toward this end, every pre-law student should carefully choose, with the assistance of his or her academic adviser and/or the pre-law adviser, courses that will help build these skills and areas of knowledge. Students or graduates who have an interest in law school should contact the Quinnipiac University pre-law adviser, via email at prelawadvising@qu.edu, for further information and should join the Pre-Law Society to learn more about the LSAT, law school admissions and financial aid.

Undergraduate students who wish to attend the School of Law at Quinnipiac may take one of two paths. The traditional path entails obtaining a BA or BS degree in four years followed by three years of law school. The accelerated path, via the Accelerated Dual-Degree Bachelor’s/JD (3+3) program, allows students to complete their undergraduate and their law degree in six years, one year less than the traditional path.

(Please note: Attending Quinnipiac University as an undergraduate student does not guarantee admission to the Quinnipiac School of Law.)