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Capital University prides itself in having built a strong undergraduate program that prepares you for success in law school and, a few years later, for success in the legal profession.
The study of law is demanding and rigorous, and so is the education that you will receive at Capital University Law School. You will find an extensive curriculum, a high caliber faculty, a student-centered philosophy, and an ideal environment for
Capital University Law School prepares students for a variety of professional pursuits and has long
attracted students whose professional objectives span the spectrum of private, corporate and community legal career
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In addition to the curriculum, a major of your choice with some wisely chosen electives combined with considerable study and effort usually prepare pre-law students to do well on the LSAT (Law School Admissions Test). Internships, open houses and special preparation for taking law school entrance exams are just some of the ways Capital readies its undergraduates for the rigors of law school. Our Columbus location gives pre-law students the added benefits of internships and job opportunities in Ohio’s state capital and largest city.
Earn your bachelor's and law degrees ahead of your peers through our new accelerated B.A./J.D. program.
The pre-law program at Capital University provides a wide variety of course options known as “electives.” A number of your electives will be determined within your major. You will choose others in consultation with your faculty adviser. Some of the electives recommended for pre-law students include:
• Pre-Law • Pre-Law Accelerated • Pre-Medicine • Pre-Occupational Therapy • Pre-Optometry • Pre-Pharmacy • Pre-Physicians Assistant • Pre-Physical
Therapy • Pre-Podiatry • Pre-Public Health • Pre-Seminary • Pre-Veterinary Medicine
Pre-professional means that you would like to prepare for a specific career. It's a set of courses that you should take if you plan on taking the exam and entering Law school, or medical school, after you graduate. It is important to note that a pre-professional plan (e.g. - Pre-law) is not a major. You could major in Instrumental Performance and be Pre-law at the same time if you wanted. However, most students attempt to major in an area that will complement their career choice.Here are some examples:
Choosing a pre-professional program and completing your plan does not guarantee admission into a professional program. We know that navigating through the first four years is challenging enough, so thinking about your post-degree plans can be mind-boggling.
At Capital, our professors are also your academic advisors. They are your mentors and biggest advocates.With a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio, Capital can enrich your studies with personal connections between you and our faculty, and we have several programs in place to ensure student success – from academic advising and career development to our peer-to-peer compass leaders who help you align your vocation with your career.