PRE-LAW Pre- Professional Program
Students interested in the practice of law, who seek a rigorous undergraduate program with numerous courses in political science, philosophy, and history, should see the Pre-Law Option of the Social Science major.
EARLY ADMISSION AGREEMENT WITH DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL
Duquesne University Law School and Waynesburg University have established a 3-3 program, in which after three years work at Waynesburg University and subject to certain conditions, a student is eligible for admission to the Duquesne University Law School for completion of the J.D. degree after three years (Day Division) or four years (Evening Division) of work as defined by the Duquesne University Law School.
Each student in this early admission program will be awarded a Bachelor’s Degree by Waynesburg University after successful completion of the first year of Day Division program or the first three semesters of the Evening Division program of Duquesne University School of Law.
1. Waynesburg University encourages highly qualified students to apply for this early admissions program. Students must enter as freshmen and complete all three years of their undergraduate work at Waynesburg
2. Duquesne University School of Law agrees to accept all candidates from Waynesburg University each year who meet the following requirements:
a. A cumulative grade point average of 3.5 for three years at Waynesburg University (96 credit hours);
b. Completion of all undergraduate curricular major field and liberal studies requirements at Waynesburg University;
c. A minimum LSAT score in the 60th percentile on the present LSAT. It is assumed that the student will take the LSAT in the Winter of his or her third year at Waynesburg University, however, by request a student may defer taking the LSAT until the Spring of his or her third year;
d. Recommendation by selection committee appointed by the Dean of Undergraduate Studies of Waynesburg University and the Dean of Admissions of Duquesne University Law School.
3. All candidates of this program must, upon application, schedule an interview with the Dean of Admissions of Duquesne University School of Law. This interview should be scheduled after the student has taken the LSAT, but the results of the LSAT need not be available to the Law School at the time of the interview.
4. Due to the stringent constraint of completing all major field and liberal studies requirements in three years, it is imperative that candidates identify their interest in this program to both their academic advisors
and the pre-law advisor as early as possible during their Waynesburg career, preferably during the fall of their freshman year. This will allow their advisors the time needed to best prepare and schedule these
candidates for this program.
Suggested Courses For Pre-Law Students
The Association of American Law Schools (AALS) and the American Bar Association (ABA), working together with colleges and universities, have suggested that students interested in law school earn an undergraduate degree of interest to them. They recommend, however, that such students use their elective hours to prepare themselves in three areas: Law, Courts and the Judicial Process; Analytical, Communication, and Computational Skills; and the Social Impact of Law.