Overview

Molding you for the rigors of law school

If you aspire to become an attorney, Quinnipiac is here to help you make that goal a reality.

To attend law school, undergraduate students must first complete their bachelor's degree and then take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). There is no single pre-law course of study that is required or recommended. Several broad objectives of pre-legal education, however, have been set forth by the Association of American Law Schools. To best prepare yourself, take a range of courses that provide fundamental skills and a solid understanding of:

  • language
  • the ability to think and write clearly and succinctly
  • logical reasoning and analytical skills
  • an appreciation of social, political and economic foundations and complexities

Toward this end, every pre-law student should carefully choose, with the assistance of your academic adviser and/or the pre-law adviser, courses that hone those skills listed.

Proloy K. Das, attorney for the city of New Haven, discusses his case with Quinnipiac students after making arguments before the Connecticut Supreme Court in the case of MAIO v. NEW HAVEN Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016 in the Ceremonial Courtroom at the Quinnipiac School of Law Center. (Autumn Driscoll / Quinnipiac University)

Enriching opportunities

Proloy K. Das, left, attorney for the city of New Haven, discusses his case with Quinnipiac students after making arguments before the Connecticut Supreme Court in the case of Maio v. New Haven Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, in the Ceremonial Courtroom at the Quinnipiac School of Law Center. It’s just one of the many opportunities our pre-law students have to enrich their preparation for law school.

Attending the Quinnipiac School of Law


Students who wish to attend the School of Law at Quinnipiac may take one of two paths.

  • Traditional path - Complete your undergraduate degree and then apply to the School of Law. This route consists of four years as an undergraduate and then three years in the law school. Learn more about School of Law admissions.
  • Accelerated path - Complete the 3+3 program, which allows you to complete your undergraduate degree in three years and then your law degree in three years for a total of six years (one year less than the traditional path). Learn more about the 3+3 program.

(Please note: attending Quinnipiac University as an undergraduate student does not guarantee admission to the School of Law.)