Prelaw Preparation


Northeastern University adopts in full the statement of the American Bar Association on the “Preparing for Law School” page of its website. Most law school admission committees give no preference to any particular undergraduate major.

The primary goal of the Prelaw Program at Northeastern is to assist current students, staff, and alumni in navigating the law school application process. This includes identifying and researching a variety of law schools to which the person may want to apply. For current Northeastern students, the Prelaw Program provides academic advising that guides course selection and activities aimed at maximizing the student’s chance of being admitted to law school. These courses must have at least one, and preferably more, core skills and values, such as analytic/problem-solving skills, critical reading, writing skills, oral communication/listening abilities, general research skills, task organization/management skills, public service, and promotion of justice.