Saint Louis University’s Pre-Law Scholars Program, offered through the Office of Pre-Health and Pre-Law Studies, gives incoming freshmen interested in attending Saint Louis University School of Law a head start. With classes taught by law school professors, experiences in the courtroom and opportunities to work with local attorneys, future lawyers can find their place early in their college careers. Pre-Law Scholars who successfully complete the program are guaranteed a spot at SLU Law following graduation.
Applicants should have a combined (verbal plus mathematics) SAT score of at least
1390 or a minimum composite ACT score of 30. They should also have outstanding academic
record, with particular attention to performance in history, social studies, American
government and English.
An online application is available in conjunction with the main SLU application. Once accepted into the Pre-Law Scholars Program, you must sign and return the invitation to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions via email or mail to Saint Louis University, DuBourg Hall, Room 119, One North Grand Blvd. For more information, contact the Office of Pre-Health and Pre-Law Studies by email or phone at 314-977-2840.
Pre-Law Scholars have freedom to declare any major in any area of study. In addition their major's requirements, Pre-Law Scholars will complete a series of four integrated courses (12 credit hours) taught by adjunct lawyers and SLU Law faculty. One of these courses is an experiential learning course, PLS 4910: Legal Internship. Pre-Law Scholars will also create a personalized ePortfolio documenting academic and co-curriculum experiences throughout their college career. A complete list of requirements can be found in the Pre-Law Scholar requirements.
All students who have met the requirements of the Pre-Law Scholars Program will earn a guaranteed seat in the fall class of Saint Louis University School of Law immediately following graduation, contingent upon: