Students or graduates who have an interest in law school should contact the Quinnipiac University pre-law adviser, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, for further information and should join the Pre-Law Society to learn more about the LSAT, law school admissions and financial aid.
Law School Qualifications
Students interested in attending law school must have and should work toward success in each of the following during undergraduate study:
- Undergraduate degree: Student must have earned a bachelor (BA or BS) degree.
- Standardized test: Completion of the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is required by most American Bar Association–approved law schools; some others will accept the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) in addition to or in lieu of the LSAT.
- Curriculum: No single pre-law course of study is required or recommended. Several broad objectives of pre-legal education, however, have been set forth by the Association of American Law Schools:
- Developing fundamental reading skills;
- The ability to think and write clearly and succinctly;
- Logical reasoning and analytical skills; and
- An appreciation of the social, political and economic foundations and complexities of our society.
Toward this end, every pre-law student should carefully choose, with the assistance of their academic adviser and/or the pre-law adviser, courses that will help build these skills and areas of knowledge.
Law School at Quinnipiac
Undergraduate students who wish to attend the School of Law at Quinnipiac may take one of two paths:
- Accelerated: Participate in the Accelerated Dual-Degree Bachelor’s/JD (3+3) program which allows students to complete their undergraduate and their law degree in six years, one year less than the traditional path.
- Traditional: Obtain a BA or BS degree in four years followed by three years of law school. (NOTE: Attending Quinnipiac University as an undergraduate student does not guarantee admission to the Quinnipiac School of Law.)