Curious about a career in the courtroom? UMW pre-law grads go on to earn juris doctor degrees from top schools. Choose a major – philosophy or one of UMW’s 40-plus others – within a liberal arts and sciences curriculum that fosters the critical thinking and communication skills you’ll need. We offer challenging coursework in logic, ethics, and the legal system; mock trial and debate teams; law-firm internships; and services like LSAT study sessions, pre-law advising, and law school recommendations.
Areas of Study
Many students in UMW’s pre-law program choose to major in philosophy, but even if you decide to pair your pre-law studies with another of our 40-plus majors – political science or psychology, for example – you’ll still study the philosophy of ancient Greece, the early modern era, law, ethics, logic, and more. Intermediate to upper-level Latin is also required.
The Department of Classics, Philosophy, and Religion offers opportunities to complete research, present at conferences, and make valuable contacts for the professional world.
The pre-law concentration requires 33 credits, made up mostly of courses in philosophy and also requiring Latin, logic, and philosophy of law.
The Department of Classics, Philosophy, and Religion offers several scholarships and awards.