Cultivate critical thinking while you prepare for law school.
In Ursuline’s Pre-Law program, you'll build the analytical, oral, and written communication skills necessary to be successful in law school and beyond. LSAT practice tests will help you prepare for the law school exam while networking nights will introduce you to leaders in the field, thanks to our strong ties to the Cleveland legal community. Your Pre-Law adviser will help you select a major, introduce you to internship opportunities and coach you through the Law School application process.
Through your liberal arts education and your Pre-Law coaching, you'll gain knowledge you'll need to succeed in law school, including knowledge of:
- Ethics and how values are manifested in society
- Grammar and the ability to write clearly and concisely
- History and the ability to research the role the law played in its unfolding
- Logic and the ability to use reason to solve difficulties
- Rhetoric and the ability to craft a persuasive argument
Bridge Program: Pre-Law Program
Ursuline offers accelerated paths to law school in 3+3 partnerships with Cleveland State University's Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and The Catholic University of America's Columbus School of Law in Washington, D.C.
Careers: Pre-Law Program
What Lawyers Do
As a lawyer you’ll advise, advocate for, and represent individuals, businesses, and government agencies on legal issues and disputes, conduct legal research, interpret the law, rulings, and regulations, and work with legal documents such as contracts, wills, lawsuits, deeds, and more.
You might choose to work at a private or corporate law firm or for federal, local, and state governments. In Northeast Ohio’s robust healthcare market, there is a demand for attorneys specializing in this area.
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Cleveland is the 10th best market for legal professionals in the United States. Employment of lawyers nationwide is projected to grow 6% by 2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Lawyers
Law School Acceptance
Ursuline graduates are rocking the law school application process! Recent Ursuline graduates have been admitted to the following law schools:
- Case Western Reserve University
- The University of Dayton
- The University of Michigan
- University of Texas, Austin
- Indiana University
- Marquette University
- Syracuse University
- Hofstra University
- The Ohio State University
- Cleveland State University
- Stetson University