Students who are considering law school after college may prepare for the study of law by completing any of the regular majors at Ithaca College. Law schools do not stipulate specific pre-law courses of study but recommend that students develop skills in critical thinking, comprehension and expression with words, as well as critical understanding of the human institutions and values with which the law deals.
Ithaca College provides pre-law advising to students in any academic major at the college who are interested in a post-baccalaureate path in law. The pre-law advisor provides students with access to extensive resources, including personalized counseling, to help determine if law school and the legal profession meets their interests, and if so, the best way to achieve their goals. The pre-law advisor also helps students to set up individualized timelines based on the student’s personal goals. Students also have opportunities to meet IC staff, faculty, and alumni who have become successful attorneys and to speak with IC alumni who are currently in law school. Specific information on law schools is also available from the Center for Career Exploration and Development. Students may learn more on the Pre-Law Advising web page.