About the Program
A liberal arts education provides a solid foundation for the study and practice of law. Taking classes across the curriculum helps students develop the analytical, writing, research, and oral communication skills necessary to succeed in law school and beyond. These classes also help students acquire the knowledge of history, politics, societies, cultures, economies, and philosophies that make success in law school more likely. Students planning to attend law school are not restricted to any one major. The top majors for students who apply to law school are political science, English, history, psychology, economics, and business. Students are encouraged to work with their major advisor and AU’s pre-law advisor to select courses from across the curriculum that prepare them for admission to law school and the practice of law.
Why Choose AU for Pre-Law Studies?
There are three advantages to preparing for a career in law at Anderson University. The first is that our students get into some of the best law schools in the nation. Recent graduates have attended the law schools at Georgetown, Duke, Indiana University (both Bloomington and Indianapolis), Illinois, Iowa, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Kentucky, DePaul, and Regent, among others. And this success is not limited to a select group of students. Over the past five years, all but one of our graduating seniors who applied to law school were accepted.
A second advantage results from Anderson being the county seat of Madison County, which means that AU students have access to excellent internships. The Madison County Courthouse is only one mile away from campus. AU students regularly serve as interns with Circuit Court judges, the prosecutor’s office, and local attorneys. Not only do these internships provide great insight into what it is like to work in the legal field but also count for credit toward graduation.
The third advantage of studying pre-law at AU is the personal attention students receive. Students work closely with their pre-law advisor to identify courses, internships, and other experiences that will help prepare them to succeed in law school. And as students near graduation, the pre-law advisor can help students identify the law schools to which they should apply and help navigate the law school admission process.