Pre-Law

Prepare to master the rigors of law school

At Fontbonne we understand that your pre-law studies are the first step in achieving your professional goals. Our specialized major prepares you for admission to and academic success in law school. Students graduate with a critical understanding of the values with which the law deals, the nature of human beings and the physical universe, the social, economic, and political structures of society, and the cultural heritage of Western society. As a pre-law major, you will gain critical skills in reasoning, analysis and synthesis.

Program Highlights

Your success in the pre-law program is the cornerstone on which you will build your law school application and move forward through your studies, bar exam and hectic first years of your career. At Fontbonne you will receive the individual guidance, support, and additional opportunities you need to stand out.

  • Curriculum designed to provide a rich background, foundational to law school, in history, philosophy, federal and Missouri law
  • Classes and speeches presented by local practicing lawyers
  • Real-world experience in law offices as a capstone experience
  • National Mock Trial competitions provide simulated courtroom experience
  • Development of academic skills necessary for the LSAT and law school
  • Small classes and one-on-one attention
  • Mentoring relationships with professors provide the basis for high-quality letters of recommendation
  • Established relationships with area law firms and professionals in the field
  • Focus on communication skills essential for teamwork, presenting a case, and writing or negotiating legal documents.
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Pre-Law Career Opportunities

Your pre-law degree provides a deep understanding of legal principles that impact every industry, public or private. Whether you plan to continue with law school or move directly into the job force after graduation, a pre-law degree can provide you with many future career opportunities.

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In-Field Learning Experiences

In addition to in-class learning, your pre-law experience includes numerous opportunities to gain real world experience.

  • Senior capstone course requires students to work with law offices in St. Louis in many aspects of legal practice.
  • Options to work with local congressional representatives or officers in local politics
  • Internships at Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) can be arranged

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Contact Information

6800 Wydown Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63105

314-862-3456

fbyou@fontbonne.edu

Mon – Fri 9:00am – 5:00pm

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