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Paving the Way for a Legal Career

The Pre-Law Program guides and supports you as you explore whether you have a vocation for a legal career. If you do, we equip you with the knowledge, skills and experiences necessary to excel in law school.


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Pre-Law minors accepted into law schools in 2021


Mock Trial Team's record at the 2021 AMTA Regional Tournament

A High-Quality Education

  • Head Start in Legal Writing
  • Experiential Learning
  • LexisNexis Partnership
  • PLW 350: Introduction to Legal Research, Writing and Analysis is a legal writing course taught by a career law clerk to a federal judge. This course will give you an un-paralleled head start on your first-year law school legal writing course.

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    Required experiential learning assists students with vocation identification and exploration of career options as future legal professionals and professional experience while working toward their undergraduate degree.

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    Students who participate in this certificate program are exposed to the LexisNexis legal research platform and basic legal research techniques, both of which are typically reserved for law school.

    Featured Programs and Initiatives

    Mock Trial

    Student teams compete in simulations of real trials, advancing through local, regional and national competitions. Team members are assigned roles of attorneys and witnesses.

    The Pre-Law Minor

    With one-on-one mentorship students will earn a minor in preparation for law school.


    Pre-Law Program

    Alumni Hall, Room 117
    300 College Park
    Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0310


    essential skills courses offered to prepare you for law school