The Bachelor of Arts in Pre-Law helps students develop the communication skills essential for teamwork, presenting a case, and writing or negotiating legal documents.

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. And, like all Fontbonne students, pre-law majors gain skills in reasoning, analysis and synthesis.

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Pre-Law Program Highlights

  • Development of academic skills necessary for the LSAT and law school
  • Background in history, philosophy, federal and Missouri law
  • Professors and guest speakers are practicing lawyers
  • Real-world experience during senior practicum
  • Small classes and one-on-one attention
  • Gain simulated courtroom experience via national mock trial competitions
  • Secondary teaching certification offered in social science. Fontbonne University meets rigorous national standards for educator preparation set by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.

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In-Field Learning Experiences

  • Students generally work with law offices in St. Louis in many aspects of legal practice.
  • Students also have the option to work with local congressional representatives or officers in local politics.


Pre-Law Course Samples

  • HST 340

    American Social History

    3 credits

    Study of America from the colonial period to the present, emphasizing the forces that divided the united American society-assimilation of minority groups, the influence of religious institutions, and the impact of industrialization and urbanization.

  • SSC 450

    Capstone/Pre-Law Practicum

    6 credits

    The pre-law student works in a legal setting for 200 hours during a semester of the senior year and keeps a weekly journal of their experiences.

  • HST 366

    Trends That Shaped the Modern World

    3 credits

    Study of the major political, economic, intellectual, and social developments which characterize the period from the fall of Napoleon I to the beginning of World War I; focus on “isms:” nationalism, liberalism, industrialism, socialism, and imperialism. Applications in the twentieth century.

Fontbonne University’s Pre-Law Graduate Successes

  • In 2012, five pre-law graduates were admitted to law school, all receiving scholarship money. Law schools include the University of Missouri, Washington University in St. Louis and St. Louis University.
  • Students are consistently admitted to law school with scholarship aid.

Pre-Law Career Opportunities

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