We feel that Political Science best prepares students for law school for a number of reasons. For one thing, we have structured our courses and the requirements for the major around two criteria: improving our students’ ability to write and to think critically. This allows students to perform well on admissions tests, such as the LSAT and the GRE, and enables them to succeed well beyond the time they spend with us. These factors, combined with Sacred Heart’s dedication to a well-rounded liberal arts education, allow our graduates to excel at whatever they choose to do after graduation.
If you are interested in attending law school after graduation, as over 25% of our graduates do, you should know that our department has an exceptional history of placing students in good law schools—including Cornell, Vanderbilt, Boston College, Boston University, New York University, Rutgers, Suffolk, the University of Washington, the University of North Carolina, Southern Methodist University, the University of Connecticut, George Washington University, Syracuse, Kansas University, Villanova, and the University of Maine.
To help facilitate the transition, the Department's Pre-Law Club serves the academic, professional, and social needs of students on their way to law school.
Applying for law school is very similar to any academic or professional program, in that it begins more than a year before you attend your first class. With that in mind, here is some other information you should know about applying to law school.
For more information, contact Dr. Steven Michels, the pre-law advisor for the Department.