Minor in Pre-Law Studies
If you think you are interested in law school, we recommend you pursue an 18-credit minor in Pre-Law Studies, which you can add to almost any major.
Russell Sage College’s pre-law minor is based on the American Bar Association’s statement on preparation for legal education, and will help you develop skills in analysis and problem solving, critical reading, writing, oral communication and legal research, and a knowledge base in political systems and theory, history, ethics and theories of justice, economics and human behavior — all of which will help you succeed in law school.
A number of majors link to 3 + 3 programs with Albany Law School and Suffolk University Law School. These programs allow qualified students to complete their first year of law school after their junior year at Sage, ultimately saving one year of tuition and earning a bachelor’s and law degree in six years instead of seven.
Environmental Law and Policy Opportunity
Sage students with an interest in environmental law and activism, as well as other areas of law, have special benefits when applying to Vermont Law School for a juris doctorate or master’s degree.
Pre-Law Club activities include trips to Law School Admissions Council Law School Forums in Boston and New York City, visits to Washington, D.C., community service and events with speakers from Law School Admissions Test preparation centers, attorneys and more.