Legal Scholars Pre-Law Support Program
Prepare to take the LSAT and succeed in law school
Southern Utah University’s Legal Scholars Pre-Law Support Program was designed to ease the way for students interested in entering law school and ultimately earning a JD degree. The SUU program is not an academic major, but we strongly encourage Legal Scholars students to enroll in some law-related courses while participating in the program.
In addition to receiving enhanced, individualized pre-law advising to help students prepare for the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) review and to score well on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), students benefit in many different ways such as:
- Academic support, including peer mentoring and help accessing additional campus resources
- Opportunities to get involved in legal organizations on campus
- Help finding legal internships and service opportunities in the Cedar City, Utah, region
- Opportunities to participate in the intramural mock trial competition on campus
- Meet with admission deans from the two law schools in Utah, Brigham Young University and the University of Utah
- Take part in the law school admission workshop on the SUU campus
- Join field trips to the Utah State Supreme Court, law offices, law schools, and law school fairs
- Job shadow with judges and attorneys
There is no additional cost to students to participate in the Legal Scholars Pre-Law Support Program and it is open to all Southern Utah University students.
If you hope to one day enter law school and earn your JD degree, you can benefit greatly from participation in this excellent preparatory program. From determining what grades, personal recommendations, and extracurricular activities will enhance your chances of law school admission to learning the kinds of information to include in your personal statement, and preparing to perform well on the LSAT, the Legal Scholars program can smooth the way to help you achieve your career goals.
Why Choose SUU Legal Scholars Pre-Law Program?
- The Legal Scholars Pre-Law Support Program is the best way for undergraduate students to prepare for the challenge of taking the LSAT and being accepted into law school.
- Any undergraduate SUU student may participate in the Legal Scholars program, but we encourage enrollment in law-related courses or the pursuit of a legal studies minor.
- The Legal Scholars Pre-Law program can help students arrange internships in the legal field that will support their plans to enter the legal profession.
Career and Salary Potential for Law School Graduates
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, students who go on from Southern Utah University, gain acceptance to law school and earn a JD degree can anticipate earning a median annual salary of $113,530. The Bureau anticipates job growth of 10 percent for attorneys through 2022.
Campus Opportunities for Legal Scholars Pre-Law Support Students
- Legal Studies Student Association
- Pre-Law Honor Society
Law-Related Courses You May Take
- Criminal Law – Examine criminal law, what constitutes a crime, circumstances that may affect responsibility, and more.
- Introduction to Law – Explore the origins of the American legal system and review the court system focusing heavily on state courts.
Legal Research and Writing – Understand the roles and functions of the law library, cataloging systems, and indexing.