Pre-Law Bachelor's Degree Overview
Prelaw at UT is not a major, but rather a pre-professional program designed to foster skills in reading, critical thinking and analytic writing necessary for successful law-related careers. The study of law within the College of Arts and Sciences tradition provides both excellent preparation for success in law school and the skills required by employers in a variety of fields related to legal practice. Beyond these important goals, the liberal arts approach to law fosters the cultivation of individual capacity to lead a meaningful life of citizenship and participation in public life.
Students in prelaw initially meet with faculty prelaw advisers who provide information about course and major selection and general preparation for law school, as well as seminars, workshops and other special events geared to those with an interest in law. The prelaw advisers later help with the law school admissions process by aiding the individual student with research into the law schools to which she or he wishes to apply. They provide feedback on the personal statement portion of applications and lend an ear as the student decides which law school’s admissions offer to accept.
College of Health and Human Services Highlights
- Outstanding labs and facilities - Learn in new, state-of-the-art classroom and lab spaces with equipment that lets you get hands-on to simulate the work you’ll do once you graduate.
- Benefit from on-campus opportunities - Take advantage of the close proximity to UT Medical Center hospital and outpatient services for volunteer experience and clinical rotations. Work in some of the Main Campus clinics to practice your skills and learn while providing direct service to the public. You can even work with the student-athletes in UT's athletics and recreation programs.
- Outstanding faculty - Learn from faculty who are as well-versed in the practice of health sciences as in the theory. They are distinguished researchers and providers who want to teach and mentor you.
- Master's and Ph.D. programs - These upper-level programs attract high-caliber faculty and resources that also benefit our undergraduate students.
After graduation, students are prepared for jobs in the public or private sector, with the government, corporations or institutions. Prelaw also provides the preparation necessary to go on to law school or graduate study in a variety of fields. Additional opportunities stem from the ultimate choice of a major or double major in consultation with a prelaw adviser.
Pre-Law Bachelor's Degree Curriculum