Pre-law

The Association of American Law Schools has emphasized that no single major or individual group of courses provides a secret key to preparation for law school. Students should major in a field that is intellectually challenging and that will develop:

  • Comprehension and expression in words
  • Critical understanding of the human institutions and values with which the law deals
  • Creative power and thinking

Widener maintains membership in the Northeastern Association of Pre-Law Advisors. Faculty members on Widener’s Pre-Law Advisory Committee can provide special counseling in course selection and in the law school application process. Students are urged to contact the chair of the Pre-Law Advisory Committee or other members of this committee for more information.

Students who graduate from Widener in the top 50 percent of their graduating class and score in the 50th percentile or better on the LSAT are guaranteed a seat in the Widener University School of Law. Common majors for pre-law include accounting, English, political science, history, management, criminal justice, and sociology.

The faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences has approved a “Minor in Legal Studies and Analysis” to assist students in preparing for the study of law.