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Pre-Professional - Law

Pre-Law Degree Program

Earn a Prelaw Degree

Defend justice and CIVIL RIGHTS in the courtroom

Our prelaw 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 prelaw minor at our prestigiousprivate 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 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.

Career Outlook

While pursuing a degree in prelaw, you can expect a promising future. The legal field is projected to growby 10% between 2004 and 2014. Our students are prepared to meet the expected demands of both legal and criminal justice systems.

Careers

A degree in prelaw will give you the opportunity to pursue further education and eventually work in a variety of fields and specialties. 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)

Internships

Our prelaw 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 prelaw 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 prelaw program, our students can join Phi Alpha Theta and TheJustice League. These organizations allow for personal growth, networking, and future career success.

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Student Testimonials

"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

Program outcomes

"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