Success in Law School Begins with a Bachelor of Science in Law and Policy – Pre-Law
Navigating law school and passing the bar exam on the first try are achieved by obtaining the best possible score on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and performing well in the first year of law school. Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Law and Policy – Pre-Law is deliberately designed to give you the best chance at success in law school by providing a solid foundation on which to build your legal career.
To help better your chances of success in law school, we provide instruction on some of the same topics you will encounter the first year of law school. Many of these courses are taught by the same law professors who teach in Liberty University’s School of Law (LUSOL). These courses include criminal law, jurisprudence, and American Constitutional Law.
We seek to instill the qualities of duty, honor, and morality in our students. Our professors instruct from a conservative Christian perspective and hope to help you build a solid foundation on which to build your legal career. By keeping to the principles first espoused by our school’s namesake, Senator Jesse Helms, we endeavor to assist you in making a significant impact for Christ in the legal profession.
Why Choose Liberty’s Bachelor of Science in Law and Policy – Pre-Law Degree?
Useful Courses and Devoted Professors
- You will learn to refine your thought processes by studying logic and legal reasoning.
- You will study criminal law and jurisprudence.
- Our professors are dedicated to your success in completing this law and policy bachelor’s degree, entering law school, and being prepared for the bar exam. They will help you prepare for success by conducting moot courts, and mock trials for you to hone your skills and practice the knowledge that you gain in degree.
Our Pre-Law Center is here to help you prepare for a successful career in law. Get help preparing for the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT), choosing and applying for law school, and crafting a winning personal statement.
Fellowship with other students who are planning to attend law school. Pre-Law Society members enjoy the benefit of being selected first to join the pre-law teams and publish in the Journal.
What Will You Learn in Our Bachelor of Science in Law and Policy – Pre-Law Degree?
Our professors have the knowledge and expertise that will give you the best chance to be successful at law school and taking the bar exam. Throughout this degree, you will conduct in-depth study into legal research methods and legal writing. You will learn how to write legal briefs using the standard forms used today.
A great deal of attention is given to understanding the various types of civil procedures and laws like torts, property, and contracts. You will be made familiar with criminal law and procedure as you study the fundamental curriculum that will help you be successful in your future studies and career.
Download and review the Degree Completion Plan.
CJUS 400 – Criminal Law
Here’s what you’ll learn:
- An overview of the legal elements that apply to criminal law, procedure, and evidence, including proof, intent, conspiracy, classifications of crimes and related punishments, culpable mental states, and defenses.
- Also the rules of evidence (including the exclusionary rule), and rights and procedures in the gathering of evidence.
GOVT 346 – Legal Research and Writing
Here’s what you’ll learn:
- An overview for the pre-law student of legal research methods and legal writing.
- Attention will be given to online and traditional avenues of legal research, as well as standard formats for case briefs, citations, formal legal memoranda, legal analysis, case synthesis, and statutory interpretation.
GOVT 407 – Undergraduate Civil Procedure
This course will introduce students to the procedural rules that govern civil litigation.
GOVT 409 – Advanced Logic and Legal Reasoning
This course will address advanced concepts of logic and legal reasoning and engage the student in practical applications to reinforce sound legal thinking.
Highlights of Our Law and Policy – Pre-Law Degree
- Our Pre-Law Center will help you prepare for the LSAT, apply for law school, and much more!
- Network with students preparing for law school in Liberty’s Pre-Law Society
- Our program prepares you for the first year of law school. Many of our introductory-level courses are taught by the same law professors who teach in the Liberty University School of Law (LUSOL).
- We believe sound knowledge is reinforced by practical application. Therefore, our students participate in regional and national moot court competitions. Our students have placed, on average, in the top 10 of regional and top 25 of national competitors.
Law and Policy Bachelor’s Degree Information
Career Opportunities for Law and Policy – Pre-Law Graduates
- Civil Rights Investigator
- District Attorney
- Intelligence Officer/Analyst
- Public Defender
- Staff Judge Advocate
- State/Commonwealth’s Attorney
Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees
Every application is reviewed by the admission committee on a case-by-case basis, meaning there are no set minimums for acceptance. However, all applicants must submit the following documents* for admission:
- Admission application
- Official high school transcripts
- Official college transcripts (if applicable)
- SAT, ACT, or CLT scores (Liberty University is offering test-optional admission for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2021 applicants)
- Admission essay
*Note that additional documentation may be requested by the admission committee after your application has been received.