Legal Studies (Pre-Law)

Why Legal Studies?

Are you interested in the relationship between law and society? Are you seriously considering law school or graduate school after college? Are you interested in careers in law, government service, or lobbying? If so, consider a major in Legal Studies!

Legal Studies (Pre-Law) at Fisher

The Legal Studies major is the academic component of the Pre-Law Experience at Fisher, which includes the Pre-Law Student Association, participation in activities such as Mock Trial, and one-on-one advising with the chair of Political Science and Legal Studies.

Legal Studies is a 33 credit-hour Bachelor of Arts program and requires the declaration of a second major.

With the Legal Studies major, you'll gain substantive knowledge about law and society (broadly defined) with an emphasis on law's societal, political, and humanities contexts.

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Preparing students for careers in the law has always been an important part of Fisher’s academic tradition. More than 400 attorneys and judges in all fields of the law began their education here at Fisher. Let us count you among them.

— Dr. Donald E. Bain, President of St. John Fisher College and former Town Justice

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