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.
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.
Monday to Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
3634 Lindell Blvd.
117B Verhaegen Hall
St. Louis, MO 63108
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Important DatesFeb. 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 HighlightsMock 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.