Pre-law at Furman is one of the university’s largest and most well regarded programs, with approximately 125 students considering law school and some 20 to 30 students entering law schools in several states each year. Currently Furman graduates are enrolled in more than 20 law schools, ranging from Harvard and other prominent law schools in the East to law schools throughout the nation. Because our student body is drawn from many sections of the country, counseling for law school selection must encompass the different backgrounds and needs of our students.
The American Law School Association has formulated guidelines as to the preparation needed for law school, and our interdisciplinary approach meets those requirements by emphasizing critical thinking, writing, and public speaking. In specific pre-law courses such as judicial process and constitutional law, students brief court cases and give in-class oral presentations. Debates and panel discussions also encourage students to interact and explore different viewpoints.
The Pre-Law Society has sponsored visits to law schools, mock trials and several informational programs as to career opportunities in law and discussions of contemporary issues in law.
For more information, contact Brad Harmon, Assistant Academic Dean for Advising.