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Pre-Law: the Morris Advantage

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—University of Minnesota, Morris graduate Lorie Skjerven Gildea ’83, right, serves as a Minnesota Supreme Court chief justice.

The Pre-Law program at the University of Minnesota, Morris is designed to assist students preparing for legal careers throughout every stage of their undergraduate education by providing

The University of Minnesota, Morris has one of the best law school placement records in the entire Upper Midwest. Here are some of the advantages we offer those who choose to prepare for their careers on a distinguished liberal arts campus.

Outstanding advising

The campus Pre-Law adviser is Roland Guyotte, professor of history.

Excellent instruction

The academic rigor and interdisciplinary strength of a liberal arts campus will greatly empower your Pre-Law education. Courses are taught by faculty from across the campus.

Hands-on legal experience

Because of the strong relationship between the campus and surrounding communities, students at the University of Minnesota, Morris have unparalleled access, through the Stevens County Attorney’s Office, to criminal prosecutions, including interviewing of defendants and/or witnesses, drafting of criminal complaints, and observation of a wide range of criminal proceedings.

Comprehensive law school selection and admission information

The campus provides an annual Graduate and Professional School Information Day. The Pre-Law advisor will assist you in maximizing your chances of getting into the top law schools, offering detailed information on admissions requirements and criteria at various institutions.

LSAT preparation assistance

In addition to the support of the campus Pre-Law advisor, students at the University of Minnesota, Morris have access to an FAQ written by a Pre-Law adviser with ten years’ experience that includes scoring information and a suggested study schedule.

Successful extra-curricular organizations

Many Pre-Law students enjoy competing in the prestigious University of Minnesota, Morris Mock Trial program. The group has a strong history of success both at the regional and national levels of the American Mock Trial Association. The International Relations Club, which hosts a series of political and social activities throughout the academic year, is also popular with Pre-Law students.