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Minor in Pre-Law

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"The pre-law minor at Mount Saint Mary’s is unparalleled! My time in Mock Trial and Moot Court taught me practical skills—public speaking, critical thinking, and argumentation—that are invaluable for a career in the law, and the substantive coursework, including courses in Constitutional Law, Individual Rights, and Legal Reasoning, gave me the background knowledge to hit the ground running in my studies at Yale Law School. As I approach my law school graduation, I cannot thank the department, and especially Dr. Boutrous, enough for all they did to ensure I had the tools necessary to succeed in law school and in my future career as an attorney."

-Melanie Sava ‘17
Yale Law School ‘20

If Law School is Your Dream, the Pre-Law Minor Will Help to Get You There

Our graduates have been accepted at top law schools around the country. Students completing our program enter law school confident in their ability to succeed because the Pre-law minor prepares students well for the rigors of law school. Students gain the analytical, writing and advocacy skills required for success. Courses are taught in the Socratic Method with law school style exams.  At the heart of our program are the Mount Saint Mary’s Mock Trial and Moot Court teams.

At intercollegiate competitions, our students take top awards and earn the recognition that propels them to law school and the confidence that allows them to thrive while they are there. Take the first step toward joining the Mount Saint Mary’s network of legal power players by signing up for the Pre-law minor. See you in court.

For further information about the Pre-law minor, contact Dr. Helen Boutrous at

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