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Students interested in attending law school after graduation should understand that there is no single pre-law curriculum. Rigidly structured “pre-law majors” are in fact strongly discouraged by schools of law. A wide variety of undergraduate majors are suitable as law school preparation, provided they have a strong academic content. Courses that develop a student’s ability to think logically and to express thoughts lucidly in written form are strongly suggested. Most students in the Pre-Law program earn a bachelor of science degree in political science or interdisciplinary studies.
We now offer a new career pathway in partnership with the University of Missouri School of Law that will save students one year of undergraduate tuition and give them a head start on achieving their career goals in the legal profession.
Participating students will complete their major and general education requirements in three years and will then enter the University of Missouri School of Law during what would have been their senior year at Southeast. This program provides students the opportunity to complete their first year of law school while completing credit hours that will transfer back to Southeast to complete their upper division requirements for their undergraduate degree.
At the completion of their first year of law school, students will be awarded a bachelor’s degree from Southeast. Instead of taking seven years to complete both degrees, students should be able to complete both in six years.