The Mount’s Pre-Law area of study prepares you for admission to a 3 year law school.


The Association of American Law Schools suggests that law schools seek students who have an accomplishment in understanding, the capacity to think for themselves, and the ability to express their thoughts with clarity and force. The Association prescribes no specific course of study for pre-law students, but it does outline three basic skills which need to be developed during the undergraduate years:

  • Comprehension and expression in words
  • Critical understanding of the human institutions and values with which the law deals and
  • Creative power in thinking.

To help develop these skills, the curriculum offers pre-law students a choice from a variety of majors including, but not limited to, history, communication arts, English, business, science, sociology, psychology, criminology, sociology, and paralegal studies.


While there is no specifically required pre-law sequence of courses, students are strongly advised to enroll in at least some of the areas listed below during their undergraduate career.

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  Faculty and Staff
Georgana Taggart
Chair Professor