Pre-Law : Robert Morris University Pre-Law | Robert Morris University


RMU's Pre-Law Advisory offering is designed to educate, enlighten, and counsel students who desire to attend law school or explore career opportunities in the legal profession. A highlight of the program is the Pre-Law Society, a student-driven organization providing information, counseling, and various programs of interest to assist students in learning more about the law.

Consistent with the recommendations of the American Bar Association and the Association of American Law Schools, Pre-Law Advisory focuses on advising, mentoring, and directed course study. As these organizations suggest, RMU undergraduates interested in the law develop certain skills, values, and basic areas of knowledge essential to the study of law.

Students involved in Pre-Law Advisory are mentored by faculty members, attorneys, and law students. Students are encouraged to develop mastery of the skills law schools value most, such as analysis and problem solving, critical reading, writing, oral communication, listening, and general research skills.

Graduates of RMU's pre-law program can go on to get their degree in law and pursue a career in the legal profession. They can also build a successful career in a number of other exciting fields, including Civil Rights, court administration, criminal justice, education administration, energy fields, environmental careers, financial services, international affairs, intelligence, insurance, publishing, taxation...and many more.


The Pre-Law Curriculum (21-24 Credits)

Curriculum Area


(3-6 credits)

Political Theory

(3 credits)

Ethics & Justice

(3 credits)


(3 credits)


(3 credits)

Human Behavior

(3 credits)

International Relations/
World Cultures

(3-6 credits)


Students are offered the opportunity to spend time with lawyers, judges, and other legal professionals such as paralegals, court clerks, or court reporters to learn about the day-to-day activities of these professionals.

Students are assigned faculty advisors who will assist and support them in the design of their curriculum.

Students are given the opportunity to interact with law students and members of the Young Lawyers Division of the Allegheny County Bar Association.

Speakers Bureau
Through this series, offered by the Robert Morris University Pre-Law society, students attend presentations delivered by professionals in the legal field, and have an opportunity to network .

Law School Advisement
Students in pre-law benefit from the assistance of a dedicated Career Consultant in the selection of and application to law schools .

LSAT Preparation
Students may attend LSAT prepatory workshops that provide an overview of the exam, strategies for scoring well, and techniques for reducing test anxiety.

Pre-Law Society
RMU's Pre-Law Society is open to all Robert Morris University students in good standing interested in attending law school or pursuing a career in the legal profession. The mission of this student administered Society is to provide members with opportunities to improve, develop, and enhance essential skills by providing relevant information, counseling programs in various aspects of the legal profession.

For more information, contact Louis B. Swartz, J.D., associate professor of legal studies and coordinator of the Pre-Law Advisory offering, at, or (412) 397-3249.

Robert Morris University's School of Education and Social Sciences provides its graduates with a comprehensive understanding of the social science professions. School programs emphasize the use of technology as a tool and the mastery of four major strands of communication—reading, writing, listening, and speaking—skills important to the success of all graduates.

Majors will have the benefit of an active learning environment that is supported by carefully planned developmental field experiences that are a strategic part of all education and social science degree programs in the school. Thus, students gain professional real-world experience before graduating. In addition to the school's full-time faculty, excellent part-time adjunct faculty, who are currently employed in the field, assist in delivering a dynamic yet challenging curriculum that prepares graduates to compete favorably in today's job market."

The School of Education and Social Sciences faculty is comprised of caring individuals who accept the responsibility for educating the "whole" student at RMU. Consequently, our faculty members are specialists in their areas of expertise who effectively implement sound instructional practices when teaching and just as importantly, they engage students in a variety of purposeful enrichment activities outside the classroom setting. As all faculty possess related work experience as practitioners in the field, such as principals, superintendents, teachers, researchers, authors, psychologists, counselors, etc., students learn from them first-hand what it takes to succeed.

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For freshmen, high school grade point average and ACT/SAT scores are used. For transfer students, the cumulative grade point average of all college courses is used. Scholarships range from $1000 per year up to full tuition. (To calculate your scholarship eligibility, click here.)

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