Pre-Law Program - Pre-Law Program - Christopher Newport University
Pre-Law Program

Pre-Law Program

The nation’s top law schools seek applicants with a well-rounded undergraduate education — one like the liberal arts and sciences curriculum Christopher Newport offers. Regardless of your major, the pre-law program will help prepare you for law school.

While no specific courses are required for law school admission, classes in constitutional law, logic and legal reasoning are helpful in preparing for the Law School Admission Test and the rigors of law school. Both the constitutional studies concentration in American studies and the philosophy of law minor offer courses particularly relevant to such preparation.

We encourage you to explore legal careers first hand by volunteering in courts and law offices and shadowing practitioners in various legal fields — experiences we will help you find.

The CNU Pre-Law Advantage


...from the guidance of William Mims, retired Justice on the Supreme Court of Virginia and former Attorney General of Virginia who serves as the Pre-Law Program Director.


...face to face and network with accomplished alumni, including practicing attorneys, law clerks, and prosecutors. They want to help you succeed. 2023 guests included U.S. Attorney Jessica Aber, McGuireWoods attorney Briana Jackson and federal court clerk Daniel Lynch.


...Phi Alpha Delta, a student-led legal fraternity, to find your community with other Captains who share your interests.

Obtain... and direction for navigating the law school application process. Virginia’s best law schools come to campus to recruit our students. 

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