Pre-Law.

 

Pre-Law

What if you could intern with superior court judges and prosecutors, or in probation offices and juvenile courts…

Why Choose Drew for Pre-Law?

Build Your Own

Drew offers a wealth of experiences to help you build your own path to the legal profession.
Choose from two pathways:

Path 1

Select any major that inspires you, build skills important for the legal profession and then apply to the law school of your choice.

Drew students recently accepted to law school majored in:

  • Sociology
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • English
  • Political Science
  • Economics and Theatre

Path 2

Enroll in one of our accelerated combined-degree law programs and earn your Bachelor of Arts from Drew and your Juris Doctor from one of two law schools in six years.

Drew University/Seton Hall University School of Law
When to Apply: Junior year
Time at Drew: Three years
Time at Seton Hall: Three years

Drew University/New York Law School
When to Apply: Senior year
Time at Drew: Four years
Time at New York Law School: Two years

Learn more about combined degree programs

Less Sitting. More Doing.

At Drew, hands-on experiences are must-have, not nice-to-have. Our location, 30 miles west of NYC and midway between two of NJ’s legal centers, Morristown and Roseland, ensures a wealth of prime pre-law internships. We help place students with superior court judges, prosecutors’ offices, local law firms, probation offices, and juvenile courts.

Find Your Yoda

You’ll be taken under the wing of brilliant professors—kind of like being mentored by Yoda. On top of that, you’ll have a pre-professional advisor who will help you prepare for the LSAT, select good-fit schools and submit strong applications. Mentors and advisors can also be great sources for insightful letters of recommendation. What’s more, your professors and mentors will know you as an individual, coaching you through the decisions that will lead to the kind of career that suits you and your personal interests, goals and dreams.

Freedom to Be Yourself

Courses are small and discussion-based—sharpening your ability to analyze, reason and write from your unique perspective. Our Law and Political Science Society brings speakers to campus, organizes mock trial competitions, and helps students learn about the legal profession, politics, and policy. It also publishes an undergraduate journal on law and public policy.

Featured Alumna

Mariel Hooper C’14

Attending Harvard Law School

“Drew’s classes are small and professors encourage participation, so you become comfortable thinking through complex issues on your feet. I volunteered twice in my first class at Harvard Law! I don’t think I could have done that if not for my professors and classes at Drew.”

Mariel’s Drew experience included:
- London Semester
- United Nations Semester
- Internship with the American Civil Liberties Union
- Internship with Congress Member
- Internship with Family Promise

Graduates Have Attended Top Law Schools

Columbia University
Cornell University
Georgetown University
Harvard University
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University of California–Berkeley
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