Pre-Law Professional Program

About Pre-Law at JBU

"Pre-Law" is not a major at John Brown University. Current trends indicate that law schools are not looking for Pre-Law majors, instead, they are looking for students who have successfully completed a rigorous liberal arts program and who can perform well on the LSAT. For that reason, 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 helps students as they explore their interest in specific areas of the legal profession. To meet these goals, the program consists of the following components:

  • The Pre-Law Minor, in conjunction with a major 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 the Pre-Law Program Director who is both a professor and lawyer
  • Mock LSAT test and score analysis available online
  • An introduction to the integration of faith and the law, as well as contact with 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 to 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.