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Is there a Pre-Law major or minor at Miami?

At Miami University, pre-law is not a major or minor. Law schools accept students from all majors. Find a major that is interesting and in which you can do well. Regardless of your major, you should take courses that will enhance skills that are essential for success in law school and beyond.

  1. critical thinking
  2. reading
  3. writing
  4. speaking
  5. problem-solving
  6. logical reasoning

To gain problem solving and logical reasoning skills, courses in math, science, and/or logic can be helpful. You should discuss the coursework needed to develop these skills with your pre-law departmental advisor.

Admission to law school is very competitive so try to excel academically.  Work hard in all your courses and achieve the best grades you can! If you are struggling in your major, talk with your departmental advisor and seek help with the Howe Writing Center or the Rinella Learning Center.

What courses does the Pre-Law Center offer?

The Pre-Law Center offers 1 credit courses to help students explore if law is the right fit for their future.

What is the LSAT?

The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is a standardized test administered by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). Students typically take it during the summer following their junior year of college. It contains:

  • 1 multiple-choice reading comprehension section
  • 1 analytical reasoning section
  • 2 logical reasoning sections
  • 1 unscored writing section

LSAT scores range from 120-180 and are used as criteria for law school admissions. Additional information about the LSAT can be found on the LSAC website.

Are there pre-law student organizations on campus?

Yes, there are many pre-law organizations on campus a full list can be found on the HubBeing involved on campus is an essential part of your law school application, so find a pre-law group that is right for you, and consider other student organizations as well.  Law schools are looking for students who are deeply engaged in campus life, often with leadership experiences.

How can I meet a pre-law advisor?

If you just want to introduce yourself or have a quick question, stop in on Wednesdays between 1:30 and 2:30 to the Pre-Law Center 159 Upham Hall. If you want to talk further with an advisor you can make an appointment on Navigate. Pre-Law is found under Student Success and Academic Support. You can make an appointment online or in-person.