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Fast Facts: Pre-Law

  • This unique program blends multiple humanities disciplines as preparation for a career in law, law enforcement or related fields.
  • Prepares students for law school through advising and mentoring in the areas of course selection, internships, the legal profession and the application process.
  • Focused development of skills in critical thinking, leadership, research and analysis, communication and presentation.
  • Students must become members and active participants of the Pre-Law Society.
  • Students are also strongly encouraged to take part in co-curricular activities, such as attending roundtable discussions of on-campus legal issues or serving as officers of the Pre-Law Society.
  • Program sponsors regular discussion sessions with alumni and community leaders.
  • Program advisor frequently leads delegations of CSS students to attend regional law fairs
  • Intended to provide students with an understanding of the pros and cons of various professional career paths regarding the law.


Students within this program have completed internships at many area law firms and at the St. Louis County Attorney's office.


Students in this program have gone on to pursue graduate study and law school at many fine institutions across the United States.

Boost your brain power and give yourself a competitive edge in our global economy by pairing your program with a language. St. Scholastica offers programs and courses in American Sign Language, French, German, Latin, Ojibwe, Russian and Spanish.

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  • "The advice, support and guidance that I received from faculty at St. Scholastica helped me discover an academic field that I am passionate about, gave me the confidence to pursue it, and the necessary tools to succeed in it."

    – Michaela Campbell, ’17

  • "The pre-law program has given me the tools to develop my analytical, reading, writing and debating skills. By taking a wide range of classes, from biology to political science, I've developed a diverse skill set, which will prepare me for any field of law I choose to pursue."

    – Andrew Bailey, ’20

  • "Being part of the pre-law program provided me with opportunities to make lasting connections with admissions counselors at law schools. Having Professor Liang as an advisor was crucial in helping me navigate the application process. I am grateful to have had such strong support in my journey towards law school!"

    – Rachel Foss, ’17