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Welcome to the Pre-Law Program

SLU's Pre-Law Program is an excellent introduction into the legal world whether or not you are considering law school. The program coordinates the Pre-Law Scholars program and offers a secondary major in legal studies and a minor in legal studies

Pre-Law Scholars
Interested in being admitted to Saint Louis University's School of Law before your senior year of college? Qualifying incoming freshmen can become Pre-Law Scholars and receive automatic admission into SLU's School of Law, subject to a few conditions.

Pre-Law Scholars must maintain at least a 3.5 GPA their freshman year and at least a 3.6 GPA for the remaining years. Pre-Law Scholars must also attend two law-related events each year and complete 17 credit hours of course work. 

Contact Pre-Law

Office Hours:
Monday to Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mailing Address:
Pre-Law Program
3634 Lindell Blvd.
117B Verhaegen Hall
St. Louis, MO 63108

Phone: 314-977-2840

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Discover what Saint Louis University Pre-Law students are saying about SLU!

Important Dates

Feb. 1 — Pre-Law Scholar Application Deadline

March 1 — Acceptance Decisions Sent to Pre-Law Scholar Applicants

March 24 — Legal Internship Fair

May 1 — Senior Celebration

Aug. 26 — Legal Luau

Sept. 3 — Pre-Law Scholars Reception

Sept. 24 — Law School Admission Process Seminar

Sept. 29 — Freshmen Case Discussion with Dean of SLU Law

View our full events calendar

Pre-Law Program Highlights

Mock Trial Team:

Saint Louis University's mock trial team has been competing nationally for 22 years and is an exciting, fun way for students to gain hands-on experience in the practice of law. 

During the semester, students receive a packet of information (the case) containing witness affidavits, evidence, charges, case law, rules of evidence and mock trial rules that they use to prepare for their roles as attorneys and witnesses. Tournaments consist of each team arguing as the plaintiff twice and the defendant twice and then being scored on their performance.

Learn more about being on the mock trial team.

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