Pre-Law Studies

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The Pre-Law program at Eastern Illinois University successfully prepares many students for law school. The program includes the 75 students electing to pursue a Pre-Law minor, as well as those participating in Moot Court, Pre-Law Internships, and Pre-Law Society/Phi Alpha Delta (a student run organization).

Course Catalog Listing

Typical Starting Positions

Students must complete a 3 year Juris Doctorate program in order to secure employment as a lawyer. EIU graduates are currently attending the following law schools: University of Arizona, University of California Hastings College of Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law, DePaul University, Indiana University School of Law, University of Illinois College of Law, University of Iowa College of Law, John Marshall Law School - Chicago, Loyola University - Chicago School of Law, Marquette University Law School, University of Maryland College of Law, University of Minnesota Law School, University of Missouri School of Law, University of Nebraska College of Law, Northern Illinois University College of Law, Penn State University Law School, Saint Louis University School of Law, Southern Illinois University School of Law, Texas Southern School of Law, Valparaiso University Law School, Vanderbilt University Law School, Washington University in St. Louis, and the University of Wisconsin Law School.

Faculty Listing

Pre-Law Studies, Coleman Hall 2321
Contact Name: Dr.Karen Swenson
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