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Pre-Law at JMU is not a major, minor or concentration but a set of recommended courses and skills that will help you prepare for law school study and the Law School Aptitude Test (LSAT) required for application to law school.

Pre-Law Advising

Pre-law advising, coordinated by the College of Arts and Letters, is provided by faculty in a variety of disciplines at JMU who can assist you in selecting those courses that will provide you with the intellectual challenge and skills necessary for success in law school.

Because entrance into law school is highly competitive, you should contact a pre-law adviser early on to make sure you are selecting courses that will provide you with the best preparation.  You are not formally assigned to a pre-law adviser; you may choose any one of the pre-law advisers listed on the pre-law website.   

The pre-law adviser does not replace the need to meet with your assigned academic adviser but can provide additional information specific to law school preparation and application.

For more information about pre-law preparation, potential pre-law majors, and information about law school, consult the pre-law website.