Program for


Law & Order

For students interested in pursuing a career in law, certain skills—analytical and coherent thinking, critical reasoning, perceptive reading, and a strong command of the spoken and written language—are essential to your success.

Luckily for you, Washington College does a great job of teaching those very skills. Through co-curricular and extracurricular activities, pre-law students have plenty of opportunities to develop leadership skills. And our Pre-Law Committee is here to help you with law school planning and admission, individual advising, and LSAT prep.

While “pre-law” is not a major, several majors—including economicsEnglishenvironmental studiespolitical sciencephilosophy, and sociology—provide an excellent foundation for law school, and our minor in Justice, Law & Society offers national and global perspectives on criminal justice, civil liberties, ethical conduct, social welfare, and more. Our liberal arts curriculum, with its emphasis on critical thinking and effective oral and written communication, will help you hone the skills you will need to perform well on the LSAT, secure admission to law school, and succeed in the legal profession. 


Upcoming Events

Pre-Law Alumni Panel with Mid-Shore Pro Bono                                                  Wednesday, February 5th 5:00pm in the Career Center

Trip to the University of Maryland Law School                                                   

Monday, March 11th (All Day) 
Contact Tya Pope  for more information. The trip is limited to 10 students on a first come first serve basis. 

University of Delaware Free Practice LSAT

Sunday, March 16th Check in at 8:30am
Test takers will have the opportunity to talk with UD Law students after the test

Networking Event With Alumni
Keynote Speaker Chief Justice Strine

  • Saturday, April 27th at 4:00pm in Hynson Lounge
  • Come meet Chief Justice Strine and Washington College alumni who have chosen to go into legal professions! Food will be provided in a reception after Chief Justice Strine’s address.