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  • Program Type
    Concentration
  • School
    School of Arts & Sciences

Prepare for success in law school and beyond. Be a servant leader in a profession rooted in the ideals of justice, fairness, and equality.

What You’ll Learn

The pre-law concentration includes coursework in logic, American political philosophy, trial advocacy, constitutional law, and legal ethics. The concentration can be taken with any Mary bachelor’s degree. Degrees that develop critical thinking, effective writing, and strong oral communication skills are good preparation for law school.

Gain real-world experience.

Complete an internship for credit with lawyers and legislators in the Bismarck area. Engage with members of the legal profession who visit Mary from a wide variety of practice areas and different parts of the country.

Be mentored by leading legal practitioners.

Participate in the Emerging Leaders Academy and receive one-on-one mentorship from a leading professional in the community.

Practice trial advocacy skills.

You’ll explore how to give opening and closing statements, introduce evidence at a trial, and approach persuasion in a trial setting.

Prepare for law school admission.

You’ll practice interviewing for law schools and prepare for the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT).

Course Requirements

Please visit our catalog for a list of all courses and credits.

Careers & Outcomes

Employment Trends

A legal education is one of the most flexible professional areas of study you can pursue. Law school prepares students for careers as lawyers and opens doors in business, politics, public policy, government, and more. Career paths within the legal profession range from solo practice to corporate law, and from criminal defense to the judiciary. That’s why Mary’s strong liberal arts education, rooted in Christian, Catholic, and Benedictine values, prepares students for success in law school and beyond.

Career Paths

  • Lawyer
  • Judge
  • Policy consultant
  • Entrepreneur
  • Mediator
  • Politician
  • Nonprofit director
  • Policy analyst

Take Your Next Step in Pre-Law