THE PRE-LAW PROGRAM
The competition to go to law school can be intense. The American Bar Association does not recommend any specific undergraduate major or group of courses to prepare for a legal education. In fact, students are admitted to law school from almost every academic discipline, which means Bryant students can choose from the wide range of academic programs in the College of Arts and Sciences or the College of Business.
Bryant developed the Pre-Law interest area to help students prepare for the rigors of law school. As a Bryant student, you will build a strong academic record in a subject that interests you. You will also benefit from the University’s small class sizes and develop relationships with faculty who can write strong letters of recommendation on your behalf.
Taking a broad range of difficult courses from demanding instructors is excellent preparation for legal education. The diverse curriculum of liberal arts and business classes exposes you to a greater diversity of ideas than many of your peers, which helps you stand out from others in a law school applicant pool.
FUTURE CAREERS, POST-GRAD OPPORTUNITIES
Although the Pre-Law area of interest is geared toward preparing students for law school, you will also be prepared to enter careers in law enforcement, state and local government, and court administration, among others.
The faculty mix real world experience, in the courtroom, in business settings, and consulting with local, state, and national governments, with a wide range of academic knowledge. Their research and teaching expertise range from American to international law, as well as U.S. foreign policy and human rights issues. They are internationally known scholars on legal issues ranging from post-Holocaust trials in Germany to the ethical concerns raised by modern science.