Pre-Law


The pre-professional program for law is not a major in which a degree can be earned but rather a program of study designed to strengthen the student’s candidacy for law school.


    • Graduates have attended law school at institutions including:
      • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
      • Duke University
      • Wake Forest University
      • Western Michigan University–Cooley Law School
      • Catholic University of America
      • University of South Carolina
      • Syracuse University
      • Vanderbilt University
      • Suffolk University
      • Washington and Lee University
    • UNCG alumni hold positions including:
      • Attorney, U.S. Department of Labor
      • Attorney, city of Baltimore, Md.
      • District court judge, state of North Carolina
      • Counsel, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., Brooksville, Md.
      • Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Roanoke, Va.
      • Prosecuting attorney, Nassau County, Fla.
      • Criminal investigation division chief, U.S. Department of the Treasury, Indianapolis, Ind.
      • Criminal magistrate, Guilford County (N.C.) Schools
    • The expertise of members of the UNCG pre-law advisory committee in designing a comprehensive plan of study is intended to maximize the likelihood of your gaining admission to the law school of your choice.
    • Guidance choosing an academically rigorous major will encourage the competencies that law school admission committees seek, including communication skills; critical, creative, and reflective thinking skills; and a developed understanding of American institutions and values.
    • Choose course work in the areas of philosophical, religious, and ethical principles (GPR) and reasoning and discourse (GRD). Courses in these areas are offered by departments including:
      • Anthropology
      • Communication Studies
      • English
      • History
      • Philosophy
      • Political Science
      • Religious Studies
      • Sociology
    • Admission to law school depends on a high GPA and strong scores on the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT).

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