Yes. At Drew, pre-law is a track, not a major. As a pre-law student, you can choose from any of the college’s disciplinary or interdisciplinary majors.
While there are no courses that are officially required by law schools, Drew recommends that all pre-law students take courses in public speaking, economics, writing, politics. Our Political Science Department offers numerous law related classes, such as Law, Politics, and Society, Civil Liberties, Criminal Justice, Principles of International Law,Philosophy of Law, International Human Rights, Constitutional Law and Civil Rights, and many more.
As a pre-law student at Drew, you will get advising from at least two sources: your academic advisor, who is a professor in your chosen major, and a pre-law advisor, who is a member of the Northeast Association of Pre-Law Advisors.
Most Drew pre-law students with strong GPAs and LSAT scores are admitted to competitive law schools.
Recognition of Drew’s strong tradition of preparing students for careers in law is evident in the quality law schools to which our graduates are continually accepted. Some of the law schools at which Drew graduates have enrolled over the past five years include: American University Law School, Benjamin Cardozo Law School, Boston University Law School, Columbia University Law School, Cornell University Law School, Fordham University Law School, Georgetown University Law School, George Washington University Law School, New York University Law School, Seton Hall Law School, Rutgers University Law School in Newark, Rutgers University Law School in Camden, Syracuse University Law School, Temple University Law School, University of California at Los Angeles Law School, University of Pennsylvania Law School, University of Virginia Law School, University of Connecticut Law School, Wake Forest University Law School, Widener University Law School.
Applicants can place themselves in the most competitive position by:
The application process for law school typically begins in the spring, approximately eighteen months prior to when the applicant expects to begin law school. For summer or mid-year admission, adjust the schedule accordingly.
One of the best ways for students to find out if law school is right for them is to gain experience in the field. Below is a list of programs and resources to help you get started.Morris County Courthouse: Contact the Drew University Center for Internships and Career Development at firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-408-3566.