A well-rounded liberal arts education is the best way to prepare for a career in law because it prepares the mind for the mental gymnastics and rigor of law school.

Preparing you for law school

The Pre-Law program helps you achieve what you need to enter a range of legal careers. Whether it is individual advising, free LSAT prep sessions, a range of law courses, or hands-on skill development through an internship or our moot court competition, we have what you need to begin a successful career as a lawyer, judge, law enforcement officer or government official.

It’s about more than just becoming a lawyer

Our students are accepted to some of the top law schools in Illinois and around the country. Our graduates work in law firms of all sizes, in government positions such as the Federal Bureau of Investigations and as in-house counsel for large corporations. A number of our graduates also work for public interest organizations and local police forces.

Law schools attended by recent graduates

Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Saint Louis University School of Law, The Law School at ...

Pre-Law News

  • Episode 27: April 16, 2021

    This week’s guests: political science Audre Audette previews the campus’ Law Day celebration on April 21; College historian and editor Jeff Rankin (pictured) explains the 19th-century origins of Scots Day of Giving (7:39).
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  • Episode 22: March 5, 2021

    Meet the Trustees’ Scholars in the Class of 2025: Bailey Evans of Indianapolis (1:50), Christian Moreno Ayuso of Chicago (3:40), Damilare Olusoga of Chicago (6:45) and Mia Martino of Palatine, Illinois (10:02).
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  • Bailey Evans

    Exploring Greek, Discovering Monmouth

    Trustees’ Scholar Bailey Evans was attracted to Monmouth through virtual class, then ‘fell in love with the tight-knit community aspect’ of the College.
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