Pre-Law

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 No. 39: June 7, 2024

    Professors Mike Nelson and Andre Audette discuss what makes Monmouth’s political science department a shining star on campus; political science major Kailyn Gore ’25 (pictured) discusses her plans as a 2024-25 Campus Compact Newman Civic Fellow.

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  • Episode No. 29: March 28, 2024

    Catching up with the participants in the Women in Law Day event, held on March 23 and sponsored by the Center for Civic and Social Change and the Wackerle Center for Career, Leadership & Fellowships. From left: Jessica Acosta ’19, Abierre Minor ’21 and Kate Cross ’08.

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  • Episode No. 13: Nov. 10, 2023

    Moot court top advocate Karli Strom (pictured), and moot court organizers political science professor Andre Audette and Wackerle Center for Career, Leadership & Fellowships Director Marnie Steach discuss how Monmouth’s moot court program gives students an edge when applying for law school.
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