Pre-Law Requirements

Pre-Law Requirements

Pre-Law Program

Minimal Requirements for Entrance

There is generally no particular course of study required for law school. Some schools may have individual preferences of requirements.


Law Schools in Alabama

The following Alabama schools are accredited by the American Bar Association


University of Alabama School of Law
(205) 348-5440
Cumberland School of Law
Samford University
1(800) 888-7248
Jones School of Law
Faulkner University
Montgomery, AL
(334) 386-7210

Education Required

Graduation from a four-year college or university.


Degree / Major

Any degree and major from a four-year college or university is acceptable at most law schools.


Admission Test

LSAT (Law School Admission Test)
Law School Admission Council
Box 2000
Newtown, PA 18940-0998


Application Services

LSDAS (Law School Data Assembly Service)
Law School Admission Council
Box 2000
Newtown, PA 18940-0998


Resource Materials

The Official Guide to U.S. Law Schools: A publication of the Law School Admission Council
Box 2000
Newtown, PA 18940-0998


Accelerated Law Curriculum Option

Students interested in the Accelerated Law Curriculum must complete the resident course requirements for a major in Anthropology, Criminal Justice, History, Political Science, Social Science, or Sociology by the end of the third year of study at Troy University (or semester prior to attending partnered institution).  Students interested in the Accelerated Law Curriculum must meet the admission requirements and be accepted to a partnered institution. Students must take the LSAT exam as part of the admissions requirement. Participating in the Accelerated Law Curriculum does not guarantee acceptance into a law program.   Students must successfully complete 30 semester hours of law courses outlined by the partnered institution in order to receive Troy University credit. Those 30 semester hours will be transferred into the chosen major electives, minor electives, and Troy University - Area V General Studies electives. In addition to completing the major requirements, students must minor in Legal Studies.  Students will receive both a faculty adviser for their declared major as well as an adviser for the Accelerated Law program. For the Legal Studies Minor (18 hours)- Students must complete the following classes at Troy University: 

LGL 2200 (3) Introduction to Legal Studies 

LGL 3300 (3) Legal Research and Writing 

LGL 4400 (3) Seminar in Legal Studies 

Troy University currently has a partnership with Mississippi College of Law, Cumberland School of Law (Samford University), and Jones School of Law (Faulkner University).


Pre Law Society

Troy University has a Pre-Law Society for students interested in a law career. The mission of the Troy Pre-Law Society is to expose students to the different facets of the legal field. Through regular meetings, guest speakers, LSAT practice sessions, law school admission workshops, and field trips to judicial institutions, students will be better prepared for an education and career in law. Membership in the Pre-Law Society is open to all Troy undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in law. For more information, please contact Dr. Adam Rutkowski, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Pre-Law Advisor, at



Dr. Adam Rutkowski
Department of  Political Science – Pre Law Advisor, Accelerated Law Advisor
329 MSCX Building


Ms. Jessica Childs
Department of Anthropology, Sociology, Criminology  – Pre Law Advisor, Accelerated Law Advisor
324A  MSCX Building


Dr. Allen Jones
Department of History & Philosophy  – Pre Law Advisor, Accelerated Law Advisor
222 Patterson Hall


Questions or comments? Contact the TROY Office of the Pre-Professional Studies.



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