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Pre-Law Program

TCNJ’s Pre-Law Program is multidisciplinary, giving students a foundation in several academic disciplines necessary for a robust legal career.  The Pre-Law Program offers a “Law and Society” minor, a “Pre-Law” interdisciplinary concentration, and advising resources to students interested in the legal profession. With its study of institutions, interests, and controversies, Political Science plays an important role in preparing potential law students.

Students are urged to consult with a Pre-Law advisor as early as possible.  Professor Roberts for the Department of Philosophy, Religion and Classical Studies leads the program and can assist you in finding the right advisor.

In the Political Science Department, Professor Dumas researches judicial incentives and outcomes, as well as teaching classes in “Law and Society,” “Civil Rights,” and “Constitutional Law.”  Professor Dumas also runs the “Moot Court” class where students prepare for a competitive simulation of legal proceedings.  In some years, TCNJ students have advanced to the regional or even national finals for Moot Court.  The Department also offers a course in “International Law.”