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Pre-Law Degree Program

Get Your Pre-Law Degree from a Christian University

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Prepare now for success in law school and your future legal career. At Liberty University, you can choose between the Bachelor of Arts in Law & Policy: Pre-Law degree, which incorporates a liberal arts focus, and the Bachelor of Science in Law & Policy: Pre-Law degree. Get ready for the LSAT exam and gain an understanding of the legal concepts you will face in law school like torts, property, contracts, and criminal and civil procedure. Liberty’s Pre-Law program is a rigorous, focused, and effective preparation for your career in law and policy. Here you’ll gain a solid foundation in legal ethics, logic, and constitutional law—all from a distinctly Christian worldview.


See Our Law and Policy: Pre-Law Degrees

B.A. in Law and Policy
B.S. in Law and Policy

What You Need for Success

Prepare for the LSAT

Early in the program, you will be introduced to the requirements of the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). Get the tools you’ll need to maximize your efforts on the exam.

Succeed in Law School

Become proficient in the skills you’ll need to succeed in law school. Learn how to properly read, analyze, and apply case law.

Experienced faculty pre-law professors

Experiential Learning

Apply what you’re learning outside the classroom. Opportunities include:


Assistant Professor of Government

Professor Ben Rathsam 

Dr. Rathsam is the chair of the pre-law program and primary coach for Moot Court & Mock Trial Teams. Dr. Rathsam graduated with a degree in Criminal Justice from the Helms School of Government in 2013. As a Helms School student, Dr. Rathsam competed as a member of the Undergraduate Moot Court Team and competed in a Regional Tournament. Dr. Rathsam was also a founding board member of Liberty University’s chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma the Criminal Justice Honor Society.


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