The pre-law curriculum at Saint Martin’s University consists
of courses offered by a number of departments including
Political Science, History, Criminal Justice, and Business.
Many majors offer strong preparation for legal study.
Pre-law students are encouraged to select courses that
stress writing skills, critical thinking and broad exposure
to a challenging array of courses that reflects our American
The Legal Studies minor offers SMU students the opportunity
to adopt a formal concentration in law related courses.
Pre-Law students may find the Legal Studies minor a
particularly useful way to organize their study and
preparation for law school. You may examine the Legal
Studies curriculum at
Admission to law school is heavily influenced by the
applicant’s University grade point average, score on the Law
School Admission Test (LSAT), rigorous nature of his or her
academic program and supporting documentation. As a
consequence, students interested in pursuing a legal
education are encouraged to select a rigorous course of
study, maintain above average academic standing, and develop
strong relationships with faculty who challenge and develop
their intellectual skills. Since the goals and background of
students vary, each student is advised according to his or
her individual educational plan, interest, and situation.