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?

“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

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

Why choose Drew?

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.

Graduates have attended top law schools:

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

Advisors

Faculty Advisor

lokaneetaJinee Lokaneeta, PhD, University of Southern California

  • Conducts research on law, violence and state power in democracies and is the book review editor of Law and Society Review.
  • Teaches several law-based courses, helps pre-law students select courses and academic experiences that support their career goals and helps students plan their academic path for dual degree programs.

Pre-Professional Advisor

lokaneetaLisa R. Layne, DMH, Drew University Member of the Northeast Association of Pre-Law Advisors

  • Provides one-on-one guidance on law, medical and graduate school admissions to Drew students and alumni.
  • A former diplomat with the U.S. Foreign Service
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