Earn a Pre-Law Degree
Defend justice and CIVIL RIGHTS in the courtroom
Our pre-law program is designed to give you the skills and expertise necessary to enter law school. It is designed to improve writing, critical thinking, and oral communication skills, while also giving you exposure to the legal profession. One-on-one sessions between students and advisors allow for each student to receive the right advice and attention for their unique career goals. Our advisors also assist in LSAT preparation, reference letters, the development of a personal statement, and law school applications.
While pursuing your pre-law minor at our prestigious private university, you will have the ability to choose from a variety of degrees that meet the requirements for admission into law school. Many of our students have majored in Sociology, Criminal Justice, and History.
About our Pre-Law Program
Minor in Pre-Law
This minor focuses on preparing students to:
- Be accepted into law school
- Pursue a career in the legal field
- Understand the various practices of law
While earning your Minor in Pre-Law, you may take courses in Contract Law, The History of Political Thought, The Human Person, and Legal Writing. A complete curriculum can be found here.
About Our Faculty
Our faculty and staff have the knowledge and experience to help you prepare for a career in law. If you need clarification on a class assignment or advice on how to approach your future, you can feel confident that our faculty is available and ready to help.
While pursuing a degree in pre-law, you can expect a promising future. The legal field is projected to grow 10% between 2004 and 2014. Our students are prepared to meet the expected demands of both legal and criminal justice systems.
A degree in pre-law will give you the opportunity to pursue further education and eventually work in a variety of fields and specialities. Here are some examples of potential careers and median salaries:
- Family Lawyer ($70,000 a year)
- Personal Injury Lawyer ($73,000 a year)
- Public Defender ($51,000 a year)
- Tax Lawyer ($99,600 a year)
Our pre-law students have the opportunity to gain real-world experience by interning in the Wichita community. This allows students to gain experience in the legal field. Our pre-law advisors also coordinate visits of law school representatives to further your opportunities for networking. In past years, representatives from the University of Kansas and Washburn University have come to Newman.
Get Involved on Campus
One of the best ways to find success during your college career is to get involved in campus clubs and organizations. Within our pre-law program, our students can join Phi Alpha Theta and The Justice League. These organizations allow for personal growth, networking, and future career success.
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We think our university is great, but don’t just take our word for it. Hear what some of our previous students have to say about their experience.
"Everyone is so welcoming at Newman University, which I found really wonderful because I was so nervous and so scared. But I felt very comfortable with the people there."
Ellen Healy, CLASS OF 2016
"You may be paying a little more at Newman, but you’re getting an experience that you can’t get at any other institution. You get more sense of a family. You’re one of a few instead of just one of many. You aren’t just another face in the crowd."
Bryan Janzing, Class of 2016
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