A rigorous liberal arts education is the best preparation for admission to law school.

Students from CSB and SJU receive highly personal mentoring from experienced professors. They develop the critical thinking and communication skills cultivated by our liberal arts curriculum. And they get access to amazing experiential learning opportunities that help them apply what they are learning. It all combines to make this an outstanding environment in which to prepare for law school.


Why Study Pre-Law at CSB+SJU?

Personal Mentoring

CSB+SJU’s robust roster of pre-law advisors sponsor activities and distribute information to all students considering careers in law. Meet with them early in your education to develop a strategic plan for taking the right courses, defining your goals and applying to law school. 

Leadership Opportunities

CSB+SJU offer countless leadership opportunities outside the classroom. Consider joining our nationally competitive Mock Trial Team or seeking office in one of our student governing bodies, the CSB or SJU Senate. 

Internships and Research
  • Spend the summer interning in our nation’s capital through our Washington, D.C. Summer Study Program.
  • The McCarthy Center pairs Bennies and Johnnies with professional mentors and fellowship opportunities.
  • Our Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholars pairs students with internship and research opportunities to help build a strong law school application. 

Meet Our Advisors

We recommend that students considering law school meet with a pre-law advisor as early as the second semester of their first year at CSB+SJU.

Pre-Law Advisors

Helpful Information

Learn more about internships, the law school application process, and various campus resources available to help students succeed.

Student Resources

Apply Your Knowledge

Our Mock Trial Team is very active and has landed in the top 20 in the National Championship Tournament several times in recent years.

Mock Trial
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Mark Shimota
Pre-Law Coordinator
Academic Advising
102 Academic Services Building, CSB