Southwestern College supports students interested in entering and succeeding in a law career by providing a vital Pre-Law Student Association, Attorney Alumni mentoring program, LSAT preparation, mock trial and debating activities and a curriculum that develops written, oral and analytical skills to insure success in law school and a career in law.
Due to the tight job market, law school applications have soared in recent years, making admission increasingly competitive. Though 70% of applicants are accepted to at least one law school, the academic profile of applicants continues to increase. According to recent data from Law Services, the average student applicant to law school has a 3.29 GPA and a score of 152.6 on the LSAT. Specialized and tailored advising provided by the Southwestern Pre-Law program can make the difference between getting in and being left out. We are devoted to serving the Pre-Law community by providing opportunities to explore the law profession, develop courtroom skills, and prepare for both the LSAT and the law school admissions process.
Many students feel a little lost when they begin their journey into the field of Pre-Law. There are plenty of questions, but getting the right answers can be difficult. We believe the best place to find those answers is at the source. Southwestern's unique Pre-Law program has designed a mentor program consisting of practicing attorneys in a variety of areas of law.
Students who are active in the Pre-Law program are matched with a practicing attorney at the beginning of the sophomore year. This mentoring process allows students to begin to network with those in the field.
Many times students will find summer internship opportunities with their mentor, or at least a leg up on all of those questions. Ideally, the mentor will work with the student throughout the rest of their undergraduate career at SC. However, there are times when students would prefer the chance to work with a variety of mentors. We can accommodate those needs as well.