Your path to law school.

Unique in the tri-state & New England areas

Pre-Law at WCSU offers students a broad array of majors and minors.

Western Connecticut State University offers several undergraduate law courses, including Legal Writing, Research & Analysis, a staple of all first-year law school requirements. You can take a course in appellate advocacy and, if interested in further honing your skills, join the award-winning Appellate Advocacy Society and compete against students from other universities in the annual American Moot Court Competition.

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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Western Connecticut State University is your pathway to law school admission.

WCSU Alumni


We have a long tradition of alumni who graduated law school and established successful law careers.
WCSU scholarships for law school


Our students obtain significant academic scholarships to attend law school.

WCSU students achieve their goals


We have a proven record of helping our students achieve their goals of becoming lawyers and going onto successful careers.

WCSU Faculty help with law school admission


Faculty at WCSU develop close working relationships with admissions counselors at regional law schools & have a keen understanding of the present landscape of law school admissions.
WCSU Faculty


Our faculty come from a variety of academic fields and backgrounds, offering you a well-rounded, engaging legal education.

WCSU partnership in achieving law school admission


The attention and interest provided to each Pre-Law student by the faculty ensures a successful partnership in achieving law school admission.

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.

Law schools where our alumni have been accepted and attended

Albany Law School

American University College of Law

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Brooklyn College School of Law

Chicago-Kent College School of Law

College of William & Mary School of Law

Cornell University School of Law

Florida Coastal University School of Law

Fordham University School of Law

George Washington University School of Law

Hamline University School of Law

Harvard University School of Law

Hofstra University School of Law

Indiana University School of Law

Massachusetts School of Law

New England College of Law

New York Law School

Pace University Haub School of Law

Quinnipiac University School of Law

Regent University School of Law

Roger Williams University School of Law

Rutgers University School of Law

University of Connecticut School of Law

University of Massachusetts School of Law

University of Richmond School of Law

Western Michigan University Cooley School of Law

Western New England University School of Law

Our Pre-Law Advisors are available to discuss your law school interests and plans. The Pre-Law Advisory Committee is comprised of the following dedicated faculty members:

Terrence P. Dwyer, J.D


Division of Justice & Law Administration

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Thomas Miller, J.D


Division of Justice & Law Administration

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Dr. Jessica Anderson Schofield

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Dr. Kevin Gutzman

History & Non-Western

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