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Pre-Law

About

The Pre-Law program at SVSU is designed to help students who are interested in the law acquire the knowledge and skills required to succeed in law school. The pre-law concentration can be paired with any major offered at SVSU, as long as the classes stress rigorous reading, writing and critical thinking skills. During their college career, pre-law students are encouraged to develop their public speaking skills and to get involved with on-campus organizations and in the community to become well-rounded students ready to face the rigors of law school and ensure that a career in law is the right path. From offering courses and lectures that challenge our students, to competitions and community engagement opportunities that empower them to succeed, SVSU offers a robust approach to Pre-Law.

Cardinal Points

  • SVSU’s Moot Court Team is ranked in the top 20 teams in the nation. For more than 10 years the practicing attorneys and judges who evaluate these competitions have recognized the excellence of our students.

     

  • Pre-Law students attend the annual Law School Forum in Chicago, IL  to visit with representatives from over 160 law schools.

     

  • SVSU’s Law Club brings together students who are considering a career in law to visit law schools, network with legal professionals and prepare for the LSAT.

     

From SVSU's courses that explore the basics of the legal profession to opportunities to meet working legal professionals, the Pre-Law program sets students on a competitive path towards law school. Moot Court allows students a chance to experience reading cases and preparing arguments to present in a simulated U.S. Supreme Court, helping them develop the skills and credentials necessary to succeed at law school and beyond.

Highlighted Courses

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Key Electives

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Programs

Majors

Other

Complementary Minors/Majors

Our Students After Graduation...

Employers

Saginaw Valley State University
Warner, Norcross * Judd
The U.S. Army
Saginaw County Circuit Court
Federal District courts
Michigan Supreme Court

Graduate Programs

Michigan State University - Detroit College of Law
University of Connecticut School of Law
The University of Michigan Law School
Georgetown University Law School
William and Mary Law School
Wayne State University Law School

Career Opportunities

Attorney (Trial, Corporate, Constitutional, Elder Law, many more)
Lobbying
Government Relations
Legal Assistant
Judge's Law Clerk
Non-Profit Environmental Law

  • 8% projected growth for the employment of lawyers with a Bachelor’s degree through 2026. (U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • $120,910 is the median yearly pay for a lawyer in the U.S. (U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • With a bachelor’s degree from SVSU’s Pre-Law program, students are prepared for a multitude of educational paths including degrees addressing international and criminal law, Federal and State Courts, theory and philosophy of law in higher educational institutions, and so much more!

Fully integrated into social networks, SVSU Connect is a valuable networking space dedicated to the community of SVSU students, faculty and alumni which cultivates a culture of helping and giving back. In addition to connecting with each other, students at all points along their journey can reach out to alumni mentors for guidance and insight into making the most of their SVSU experience and successfully transitioning into life after graduation.