Pre-Law Program at Miami University
Information for Students
Are you a high school student or other prospective student considering Miami University for your undergraduate education? Or are you a current MU student considering a career in the legal profession? Then use this page to quickly locate the information you need about our program.
Students who have an interest in pursuing a legal career should:
- Contact the Pre-Law Program office (prelaw@MiamiOH.edu) and request that their name be added to the Pre-Law Program listserv;
- Contact the pre-law faculty advisor in their department to discuss core competencies for law school, courses that will assist them in acquiring those competencies, and the law school admissions process generally;
- Make an appointment with Maria P. Vitullo, Esq. in their junior and senior years to discuss the law school application process and receive focused advising; and
- Learn as much as possible about the legal profession.
A student can major in any area of interest and apply to law school. Law schools do not give preference for admission based on any specific major. Students should major in an area they enjoy and in which they can excel. Success in law school depends upon, among other things, one's analytic ability, critical reading ability, writing skills, communication skills, research skills, and time management skills. These skills can be developed through the study of a variety of disciplines. You should consult with the pre-law advisor in your department with questions about your major.
- We offer several workshops on various topics of interest to pre-law students.
- Law Day
- Representatives from law schools across the country come to Miami to provide pre-law students with information about their respective law schools and answer questions about the law school admissions process.
- Amicus Curiae
- Amicus Curiae, the student Pre-Law Society is a pre-professional organization for students interested in the practice of law.