Why study pre-law at CMU?

The pre-law program offers students hands- on training and classroom preparation to enter law school or a law-related graduate program. Consider these key features distinguishing this pre-professional program at CMU:

• Resources and guidance at the CMU Law Professions Center, which is designed to advise and assist students in preparation for careers in law

• Preparation workshops and practice for the LSAT (Law School Admission Test) administered nationally at many sites, including the CMU Testing Center

• A specific advisor to guide students in selecting an undergraduate major and course work

• On-campus learning opportunities with full law library and access to online legal research Program curriculum Pre-professional studies, including the pre-law program, are not majors or minors at CMU. They are designed to prepare students for further study while completing an undergraduate major General education for all undergraduate students consists of two areas of liberal study and achievement:

• University Program, which includes courses in the humanities, natural and social sciences, and diversity and global perspectives

• Competency requirements, which ensure that graduates are competent in mathematics and written and oral English Students interested in the pre-law program at CMU should contact an advisor immediately to determine an appropriate major, discuss a plan for selecting courses, and gather information regarding law school and graduate program entrance requirements. For a full review of this program, consult with an academic advisor and see the Undergraduate Academic Bulletin online at bulletins.cmich.edu Career outlook According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, for all occupations through the year 2014:

• Employment of lawyers is expected to grow 9 to 17 percent

• Job growth among lawyers also will result from increasing demand for legal services in areas such as health care, intellectual property, venture capital, energy, elder, antitrust, and environmental law.

• Employers increasingly are seeking graduates who have advanced law degrees and experience in a specialty, such as tax, patent, or admiralty law. Career options Students who complete their pre-professional and law school training and pass the state bar examination will find career possibilities in general practice of law or a variety of legal specialties, such as:

• Civil Rights Law • Corporate Law • Criminal Law • Environmental Law • Family Law • Health Law • Military Law • Patent, Trademarks, and Copyright Law • Probate Law • Real Estate Law • Taxation Law Accreditation

CMU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, one of six regional accrediting associations in the United States. Related Programs Students considering the field of pre-law also may be interested in related areas, including:

• Finance and Law • Law and Economics • Journalism • Political Science Visit www.cmich.edu/programs for more information about all undergraduate academic programs at CMU www.cmich.edu Contact information To learn more about undergraduate admissions at CMU, contact: Admissions Office Warriner Hall 102 Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant, MI 48859 Telephone: (989) 774-3076 (888) 292-5366 (toll free) Fax: (989) 774-7267 cmuadmit@cmich.edu www.cmich.edu/admissions To learn more about the pre-law program at CMU, contact: CMU Law Professions Center Bovee University Center 215 Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant, MI 48859 Telephone: (989) 774-6617 www.chsbs.cmich.edu/law_center


CMU Student Lawyer Todd L. Levitt is a CMU Alumnus and an adjunct professor at CMU in The College of Business. Todd Levitt has represented CMU Students for more than 18 years.

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