There is no specific curriculum or course of study associated with pre-law – at IUPUI or at any other university in the United States – but in response to demand, we have a pre-law program designed to provide advice, to help you learn more about law school and the legal profession, and to offer courses you may find helpful.
Another popular major for our Prelaw students is Law in Liberal Arts. This Major allows you to begin taking law based classes as an undergraduate student. More information about our Law in Liberal Arts program is available here.
Pre-law advising is available to any IUPUI student to discuss your individualized plan for law school.
We encourage students to sign up for our pre-law student Canvas site. This site contains up to date information about pre law events, internships and activities as well as detailed modules to help you prepare for law school. To be added to the site, please send an email to Shana Stump.
Our Frequently Asked Questions section should answer most of your basic questions.
The Legal Studies Minor includes a variety of courses on law and society from several IUPUI departments. Classes are designed to expose you to course work similar to a law school curriculum. Learn more.
Freshman students planning to attend law school can earn a BA and a law degree in six years instead of seven years. During your undergraduate years 1-3, students study courses for a Bachelor of Arts degree in Law in Liberal Arts, IU School of Liberal Arts – Department of Political Science. In years 4-6, students work toward a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Robert H. McKinney School of Law.
Students must apply to the BA/JD program by March 1 during the fall of your freshman year of the undergraduate program. Upon acceptance into the program, the student will prepare a course plan in consultation with the BA/JD academic advisor.
To qualify for the initial program, students must meet the following minimum qualifications:
To help you guide your four-year college journey, consult your degree map for a snapshot of classes you will be taking to finish your degree.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR PRE-LAW STUDENTS
Join the Mock Trial Team at IUPUI and work with a team to argue a legal case. Students meet twice a week to prepare for competitions. Competitions are on weekends during the fall and early spring semesters. Students participating in mock trial are able to register for a one credit hour course each semester. This is a great way to prepare for a legal career in a competitive environment.