"Pre-Law" is not a major at John Brown University. Current trends highlight the fact that law schools are not looking for Pre-Law majors but, instead, are looking for students who have successfully completed a rigorous liberal arts program of study and who can perform well on the LSAT. For that reason, we believe John Brown University's Pre-Law Professional Program (rather than a Pre-Law Major) prepares our students well for the competitive law school admissions process.
The purpose of the Pre-Law Professional Program is to assist students in developing the skills and knowledge necessary for active intellectual engagement in the first year of law school. The Pre-Law Professional Program also seeks to assist students as they explore their interest in the legal profession and the possible areas in which those interests might apply. To meet these goals, the Pre-Law Professional Program consists of the following components:
- The Pre-Law Minor , which can be taken in conjunction with the degree of the student's choice, as a way to develop the verbal, written, and analytical skills necessary for law school while maintaining academic rigor in a liberal arts major
- The advice and guidance of a Pre-Law Advisor who is both a professor and lawyer.
- Mock LSAT test and score analysis available online
- An introduction to the integration of faith and the practice of law, as well as exposure to currently practicing legal professionals, in JBU's Christianity & the Law course
- Exposure to the law through JBU's Constitutional Law, Communication Law and Ethics, Family Law, and/or Business Law courses
- The opportunity for competitive admissions and scholarships for the Law, Justice and Culture Institute, a two-week May-term course at Trinity Christian College for undergraduate students interested in law school. The course consists of legal study and analysis, guest speakers who are lawyers in a variety of fields, and a day trip to the University of Chicago, School of Law where students meet with law school personnel and sit in on a first-year law class.