The University of Providence offers students a pre-law program that includes pre-law advisement and assistance in law school admission. No particular course of study serves as a prerequisite for admission to law school. Present-day law students have undergraduate degrees in history, English, business, science, paralegal studies, and a host of other disciplines.
However, some broad general recommendations about college preparation for law school are useful. The pre-law program places emphasis on the development of scholarly skills and insights rather than the mastery of a prescribed subject.
Students are also invited to join the pre-law Club, which is designed to provide students with information about law schools, entrance exams, and career opportunities in the field of law. Students also participate in law-related service projects.
The pre-law program strives to assist each student to tailor a program of study that focuses on their strengths and prepares them to succeed in law school. Pre-Law students are advised to take classes that will develop their communication and critical thinking skills.
Students gain knowledge in communication skills, social understanding, and creative critical thinking.
Each pre-law student will be assigned a pre-law advisor in addition to an advisor in their major. The pre-law advisor assists students in evaluating their interest in law and helps them make proper preparations to be advantageously positioned to enter the law school of their choice.