Pre-Law

 
 
 

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Successful preparation for law school includes majors as diverse as Political Science, Psychology, English, History, and Business Administration. Students who prefer to do so, may personally design an interdisciplinary major in pre-law studies, or complete a minor in Legal Studies. The Pre-Law program at Morningside isn't necessarily a major but, rather prepares students for entry and success in law school.

Degrees

Pre-Law

Preprofessional

A Great Fit For

  • Students interested in attending law school.
  • Someone with strong critical thinking and writing skills.
  • Those who excel at analytical thought.
  • Individuals who enjoys political science, history, or psychology.

THE MORNINGSIDE DIFFERENCE

Political Arena

Sioux City is located in one of the most active political areas in the country. A wide range of speakers and candidates for office have visited campus and met with students.

Internships

There are several law firms in Sioux City that offer undergraduate shadowing and internship experiences to Pre-Law students. This is not the norm, as many law firms in large cities require one year of law school to get an internship.

Research Opportunities

Conduct research alongside faculty members, giving you an advantage for graduate school or immediate entry into the political and legal industry. You may also have the opportunity to present findings at the Morningside University Palmer Research Symposium, the Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP), or at regional and national industry events.

3+3 PROGRAM

Morningside has a 3 +3 program with the University of Iowa College of Law. Students may complete a pre-approved 3-year program in Political Science and apply as Juniors at the College of Law. Credits completed after the first year at the University of Iowa College of Law will transfer back to Morningside University to complete the Bachelor of Arts degree. 

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COMMON PRE-LAW MAJORS

Students at Morningside who identify as Pre-Law typically major in History, Political Science, and/or Psychology. The American Bar Association recommends that students also consider courses in areas such as writing, communication, economics, and business.

Business Administration

Political Science

History

International Affairs

X Path (Undecided)

MEET YOUR ADVISORS

Lillian Lopez

Lillian Lopez

Professor

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Patrick McKinlay

Patrick McKinlay

Professor

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PREPARING FOR LAW SCHOOL

Rooted in analytical thinking, ethical reasoning, and a comprehensive understanding of legal principles, our program prepares students for the intellectual rigors of law school.

Pre-Law students should plan on taking The Law School Admission Test, otherwise known as the LSAT, prior to applying to Law school. Check out the LSAT website for further information, and/or talk to the Pre-Law Adviser on-campus about preparing for the LSAT.

Requirements for admission usually include the following:

  • Letters of recommendation
  • An interview
  • An essay and personal statement

WHY STUDY AT MORNINGSIDE?

13:1

student/faculty ratio so you’re assured a quality education focused on you

99%

employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation

94%

majors & pre-professional programs available

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