The Saint Joseph’s University Pre-Law program helps you explore your reasons for getting a law degree given your career objectives and guides you – as a student or an alumnus/alumna – through the steps, strategies and resources that lead to a successful law school application.
A dedicated faculty law advisor talks with you as a freshmen to better understand your goals and recommend classes that enhance skills for legal studies, legal writing, and taking the LSAT. When you apply, Dr. Liebell helps you craft your essay and other documents to create the best possible application. If you are interested in a Summer Scholars, she will provide you with guidance and suggestions for mentors. A career development law advisor, Ms. Mary Claire Dismukes provides you with access to a law and public service networking event, sessions on resume building, interviewing, financing, and law school selection. Members of the Pre-Law Advising Board – law faculty from departments across the University – personally assist students in understanding the experience of law school and the practice of the law.
Free practice tests are offered during the year. Discounted courses are held at SJU.
Intern in legal offices of all kinds to assess your talents and interests. Recent student internships include: Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, Montgomery Public Defender’s Office, private law firms, federal, state, and local courts.
SJU’s Law Alumni Association sponsors “Dinner with a Lawyer,” shadowing programs and workshops.
Visiting Admissions Officers
Admissions officers from NY, NJ, and PA discuss financial aid and admission processes.
Hawks in Law School
Law school admissions deans prefer candidates that have an undergraduate curriculum with both a broad liberal studies component and a challenging major. Over the last four years, Hawks have been accepted to Cornell, NYU, University of Pennsylvania, Georgetown, and Notre Dame law schools, among others.