Pre-law at Mount Mary College is an advising service based on the recommendations of the American Bar Association and the Law School Admission Council. It does not entail a specific set of courses but rather is a selective process which encourages a student to engage in a broad-base academic major that is rigorous and well-grounded in the liberal arts as the optimum preparation for law school.
The faculty member designated as pre-law advisor works with students and their major academic advisors to assist in preparing the students for law school. Students are advised to take courses that, when reviewed by the law schools, fulfill three key criteria:
- create a context in which law may be better understood
- demonstrate well developed communication skills
- demonstrate analytical skills
Academic areas whose offerings are recommended as being particularly appropriate for prospective law students include
- behavioral science
- history/political science