Pre-Law

Prepare for law school with the help of accomplished mentors as your study your chosen areas of interest from a range of academic programs offered in the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Business.

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Program Overview

As you build a strong academic record in your chosen area of study, your Pre-Law Advisor will work with you to discuss course options, the process of applying to law school, internship opportunities, and networking events.

Our Pre-Law program is designed to educate you about law as a career as well as the process of applying to law school. Our Pre-Law Advisors stay informed about current news and trends by attending conferences, participating in law-related networks, and maintaining relationships with law school admission deans and other Pre-Law Advisors.

At Bryant, you will benefit from personalized attention, including one-on-one appointments with your Pre-Law Advisor to address any questions at any stage of the law school exploration or application process. Our faculty offer strategies to facilitate navigating the LSAT and law school application process.

  • The American Bar Association does not recommend any specific undergraduate major to prepare for a legal education, and students are admitted to law school from almost every discipline.
  • As you explore the wide range of courses in both the College of Business and the College of Arts and Sciences, you will develop essential critical thinking and communication skills.
  • Bryant is nationally recognized for integrating business with the arts and sciences, providing you with exposure to a broader range of ideas than most of your peers applying to law school from other undergraduate programs.

CROSS-DISCIPLINARY ADVANTAGE

  • A strong liberal arts foundation develops critical thinking and communication skills essential for success and continuous growth in every field.
  • Your business minor will be a competitive advantage that highlights the acumen and problem-solving abilities cultivated through real-world projects
  • Whether you pursue grad school or begin a career after graduation, the credentials of your major and minor distinguish you.
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Where our students go

Bryant graduates from all majors are admitted to law schools including:

Boston College
Emory University
Georgetown University
Nova Southeastern University
Pace University
Quinnipiac University
Roger Williams University
Rutgers Law School
Southern Methodist University
Suffolk University
University of Connecticut
University of New Hampshire
UMass Dartmouth
Villanova University
Wake Forest University
Western New England School of Law

Experiential Learning Opportunities

  • A partnership between Bryant University and The Washington Center in Washington, D.C., provides you with semester-long internship opportunities that have included the White House, the FBI, leading think tanks, and prominent law firms.
  • Pre-Law students have held internships in the R.I. Attorney General's Office and in the court system, law and consulting firms, and nonprofit organizations
  • Faculty-led trips off campus include the opportunity to learn about war crime trials in European courts in a special summer course, as well as trips to special sessions held by the United Nations in New York City.