If you want a more concentrated focus on law during your undergraduate education, choose the Legal Studies option within the Division of Justice & Law Administration.
Pre-law students at Western Connecticut State University study with dedicated faculty who are recognized experts in different areas of the law. Many faculty are published scholars whose work has achieved national recognition. Interested students collaborate with faculty in research projects and present their findings at national academic conferences.
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As a Pre-law student you learn to think critically, problem solve, conduct legal research, analyze complex problems and communicate effectively and professionally.
A law degree means more than going to court and representing clients. There are many career opportunities for someone with a law degree.
Our graduates have been admitted to the practice of law in multiple states around the country and are employed in wide-ranging areas of the law.
We have alumni who work at large firms and those who have started their own smaller firms. Alumni work in the public sector as prosecutors and defense attorneys or as judges. Our alumni hold positions in large corporations and non-profit organizations.
Whether they are practicing corporate law, public interest law, operating a business, leading a non-governmental organization or involved in other occupations where they put their legal skills to work, all of them started their journey at Western Connecticut State University.