PRE-LAW

Pre-Law

Maybe you’ve heard this quote before, and found yourself thinking about the deeper meaning behind Aristotle’s words. How would you explain it? Some might say that it means that the law is simply based on logic; that it’s objective, rather than subjective, or driven by desires and emotions. And yet for people who choose to study the law, it’s ironic that their choice might be driven by their passion – by their love for the law, and for how it creates order in our society.

First, pre-law, like all of our pre-professional programs, isn’t actually a major at Ozarks; it is a focus of study. This means you will become specifically trained in a discipline, usually English, philosophy, or political science, while also benefiting from the broad training of the liberal arts.

If law school is in your future, Ozarks offers several options to help you achieve your goal! Whether you want to study criminal law, environmental law, international law, public policy, civil law…we offer courses that will give you a strong background so you’ll be ready to make your passion for the law a reality.

A hallmark of an Ozarks education is the opportunity to learn from and interact with faculty. Because you’ll be a part of  a relatively small number of pre-law students, our faculty members will not only be your teachers, they’ll be your mentors.

Our pre-law program is challenging, but it’s worth the effort. In terms of outcomes, we have had at least twenty students over the past fifteen years graduate law school. We have alumni graduates from Baylor, Vanderbilt, Tulane, and SMU to name a few.


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