Pre-Law Studies

You can use  your passion for sound judgment and make a difference in the world by pursuing a career in law. No matter what major you pursue at Truman, our pre-law studies are designed to ensure you’re well-prepared for law school and beyond.

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.

Collaborative Learning Environment
At Truman, you develop close working relationships with dedicated professors who advise you on courses, law school and career options. Expand your network by joining any of Truman’s 230+ student organizations, such as the Pre-Law Club and Mock Trial Team or join Truman’s 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. A sampling of graduate and law schools attended by our graduates includes:

  • Baylor University
  • Florida State University
  • Saint Louis University
  • University of Indiana
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Missouri-Columbia
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Washington University in St. Louis

3+3 Law School Pathways
Truman has created several 3+3 law school pathways agreements with other institutions, allowing students to matriculate into law school after completing just 90 credit hours at the undergraduate level. Under these agreements, students wishing to pursue a Juris Doctorate save time and money by entering law school one year early. The first year of law school fulfills the last year of Truman’s requirements. To learn more, see our  3+3 Law School Pathways Overview and Worksheet (PDF).

With which institutions does Truman have 3+3 law school pathways?

For more information, contact the 3+3 law school pathways coordinator, Elizabeth Wiles, Assistant Professor of Justice Systems, at