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Pre-Law Program

Wisconsin Lutheran College offers a pre-law program that prepares students to successfully develop the necessary skills required to earn a competitive score on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), obtain entrance into law school, and to complete the rigorous academic course of study one will experience in law school.

  • Begin Your Preparation for a Legal Career at WLC

    Students will obtain the skills necessary for success in law school. These skills include formal and informal logical reasoning, oral and written communication, argumentation, quantitative and qualitative research aptitude, and the ability to consume, analyze, and synthesize large amounts of information, to negotiate, and to make compelling presentations. What makes WLC’s pre-law program distinctive, however, is that each student personally receives a scripturally based Christian liberal arts undergraduate education. Students are prepared for law school and their future legal careers with a solid foundation based on Christian moral, ethical, and theological principles. In so doing, students will value the legal profession as a vocation in which Christ calls his people to be “servant leaders” in their communities. 

    WLC Graduates, Law Schools, and Legal Careers

    Wisconsin Lutheran College graduates have been very successful in matriculating to law school and in their chosen legal careers. Some law schools that recent alumni have attended include Marquette University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Indiana University, University of Minnesota, University of the Pacific, University of St. Thomas, and Washburn University. Alumni have also gone on to work in both private law firms and in the public sector in various legal roles.

    Pre-Law Curriculum

    There is no specific undergraduate academic major that is required for entrance into law school. Accordingly, pre-law students should choose a major of interest to them, alongside completing an interdisciplinary set of supplemental courses that specifically focus on developing those skills noted previously that are required for success in law school. Some suggested major-minor combinations would include, but are not limited to, the following: business administration, communication, communicative arts, English, environmental science, interdisciplinary studies, history, philosophy, and theology. It is also highly encouraged that pre-law students consider completing an internship, enrolling in a short-term or semester-long study abroad opportunity, and by participating in co-curricular organizations and activities offered at WLC such as the student-run Pre-Law Club. Pre-law students at WLC will establish a curriculum plan and register for courses with the guidance of their major academic advisor in conjunction with the pre-law faculty advisor, Dr. Jason Badura. For more information about the pre-law program please contact Dr. Badura.