You have a passion for sound judgment and want to make a difference by seeking justice and helping others. No matter what major you pursue at Truman, our pre-law studies are designed to ensure you’re well-equipped for law school and beyond. Begin your successful future right here.
Excellent Preparation for Law School
Our focus on the liberal arts and sciences means you can select any of the majors offered at Truman and get a well-rounded education that you can apply to your future career as a lawyer. As an undergraduate student at Truman, you develop your critical-thinking, analytical, and communication skills making you a stronger law school applicant. You also enhance your educational experience further through research, internships, and study abroad.
Collaborative Learning Environment
At Truman, you’re part of a lively community of learners. In our small class setting, you develop close working relationships with dedicated professors who advise you on courses, law school and career options. Expand your network and meet other students with similar interests by joining any of Truman’s nearly 240 student organizations, such as the Pre-Law Club and Mock Trial Team. Or join the Debate Team/Forensics Team, one of the most successful and longest-running programs in the nation.
Our Graduates Succeed
As an undergraduate student at Truman, you get a high-quality education that provides a solid foundation for law school. And with a bachelor’s degree from Truman in hand, the odds of getting into law school are in your favor—our Class of 2012 law school acceptance rate was 100 percent. A sampling of graduate and law schools attended by our graduates includes:
The Spring 2015 Missouri Government Interns will spend the semester in Jefferson City, Mo., earning up to 15 hours of college credit while working with either a legislator, public official or state agency.
Truman was recognized for the lowest student loan default rate among public schools in Missouri, as well as the fact that around half of Truman seniors graduate without taking any federal student loans.