Whether you see yourself arguing a major case in the U.S.
Supreme Court or defending a client in a county court, you'll need
to have a law degree to practice.
Pre-law is an Interdisciplinary Studies concentration designed
to assist the student in developing the communicative, analytical
and methodological skills important to the legal profession. Under
the guidance of the pre-law advisor, the program seeks to provide a
broad liberal arts education in order to prepare a student for
admission to and success in law school, graduate school or
employment in the public and private sector.
Pre-Law at the Mount
Law schools do not require prospective students to major in a
particular academic discipline. They recommend a broad, fairly
comprehensive liberal arts education, for a lawyer needs more than
legal skills and tools.
The lawyer should have a wide understanding of political,
social, economic and philosophical problems - insights that provide
a richer and more complete understanding of the legal profession
itself and the place of the law as it functions within the
The Pre-Law concentration is divided into two areas:
communication skills, and analytical and methodological skills.
Within these two areas, the student fashions his/her program in
accordance with the requirements of the Interdisciplinary Studies
major. It is strongly recommended that one area be within