welcome to the pre-law programAdmission to law school is not based upon any specific pre-legal course of study. Superior students from all disciplines are accepted by law schools, and no student should feel it necessary to major in pre-law to be a competitive applicant to schools of law. Indeed, most legal educators strongly encourage undergraduate pre-law students to avoid an excessively narrow course of study and to enroll in challenging courses which will strengthen their writing and analytical abilities.
The American Bar Association recommends that pre-law students follow a course of studies that will give them precision and polish in both written and spoken English, sharpen their skills of reasoning, logic, decision-making, and analytical thinking, and equip them with a broad understanding of history, politics, economics, philosophy and the relationship of law to social institutions.
The interdisciplinary Pre-Law Major is designed to offer City College undergraduates just such a broad and demanding curriculum.