The Geneseo Pre-Law Program introduces students from all disciplines to the wide range of careers available to law school graduates, and prepares our students to successfully apply for, and succeed in, law school. Contrary to the common perception that law schools seek students who have majored in certain “pre-law” subjects, law schools are interested in high-achieving students regardless of discipline. Every year, Geneseo graduates from the sciences, social sciences, humanities and business enter law schools across the U.S., and occasionally abroad.
Through the Geneseo Pre-Law Program you can:
- Consult one of our faculty advisors
- Meet with visiting law school admissions officers and faculty members
- Network with alumni mentors
- Join the Phi Alpha Delta pre-law club or the Mock Trial Club
- Pursue a legal internship
- Attend LSAT and law school application workshops
- Attend regional law school fairs
- Sign up for the pre-law mailing list-serve
The menu at the left of this page provides links to these and more.
What about the Legal Studies Minor?
The Legal Studies Minor at Geneseo combines courses from several fields, including political science, sociology, philosophy, and business. Pre-law candidates may find these courses interesting as electives. However, the Geneseo Pre-Law program advises against adding Legal Studies as a minor, since law schools have particular approaches to teaching law and training lawyers that may not parallel this interdisciplinary minor. Law school admissions officers prefer to see liberal arts minors in a variety of subjects that indicate a well-rounded education before law school.
For more about this minor and course offerings, go to this link in the Geneseo Undergraduate Bulletin.
Where to Start
Students taking the LSAT and applying to law school: Please allow LSAC to release your information to us. We will use this data anonymously to help students who come after you.
Visit the W&M Law School Admissions blog for advice from a law school admissions staff on the significance of personal statements and what and how to write about.
More helpful advice is available from the University of Pennsylvania's Career Services office.
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Geneseo, NY, 14454
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