McKinney Center


A path to law school

Planning to attend law school? Explore all the options available for you.

  • Major in political science and choose the pre-law track.
  • Add the pre-law concentration to a different track in political science or a different major altogether.
  • Consult with the pre-law advisor, Dr. Jim Josefson, to select courses relevant to your area of interest.

Students from any major can attend law school. However, you should strongly consider either majoring in political science with the pre-law track or adding the pre-law concentration to a major in English, history, political science (standard or public policy tracks), or philosophy and religion.

Required Courses Meet the Faculty

Join the Pre-Law Society to learn more about law school and legal careers. Activities include visits to law schools and courts, interviews with BC alumni who are lawyers, public forums and debates on legal issues and LSAT preparation sessions.

All students applying to law schools must take the Law School Aptitude Test (LSAT) and register with the Credential Assembly Service (LSDAS).

BC graduates have been admitted to law schools including:

  • George Mason University
  • University of Richmond
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of South Dakota
  • West Virginia University