A rigorous liberal arts program best prepares students for admission to law school. Law schools do not require that a student take a specific sequence of courses as an undergraduate. Students may select a major, though majoring in the social sciences and humanities is typical.
Students preparing to apply to law school should choose courses that will enable them to understand and examine critically human institutions and values and to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Students may wish to explore their interest in law through law-related courses and internships. The Pre-law Society provides opportunities for students to participate in a competitive inter-collegiate mock trial program.
The absence of specific coursework for law school should not be confused with an absence of criteria. It is strongly recommended that a student considering the legal professional meet with a faculty pre-law advisor for information about the application process, as early as second semester during their first year.
Recent CSB/SJU graduates have attended Harvard Law School, Stanford Law School, Duke Law School, University of California-Berkeley, New York University Law School, University of Michigan Law School, University of Minnesota Law School, University of Notre Dame Law School, Georgetown University Law Center, as well as many others.