500X330_PreLaw1Start your law career with the University of St. Thomas Pre-Law program.  Explore the discipline and develop an informed understanding of the function of law in American culture, including the constitutional system and common law heritage.

Success in law school requires a strong ethical foundation, an excellent command of the English language, highly developed analytical and critical thinking skills, and academic and professional proficiency in the law – all attributes addressed by the UST Pre-Law program. The University of St. Thomas sets you up for success, ensuring you meet every requirement for applying to law school.

500X330_PreLaw2Your pre-law journey at the University of St. Thomas begins in your first year by talking to your academic advisor about your interest in law and meeting with a pre-law advisor. All students in the program will declare a major, take pre-law courses, and participate in the UST core curriculum.

Pre-law advisors not only lend support to students during the course of the program, but they will also assist students in preparing for the law school application process and applying to law schools.

Mock Trial Program

University of St. Thomas - Houston Mock Trial teamThe UST Mock Trial program gives students hands-on experience in the advocacy work of attorneys, in understanding the judicial system, enhancing critical thinking skills, and refining oral communication competencies by participating in American Mock Trial Association tournaments.

Pre-law students enroll in the Mock Trial course for the fall semester to learn techniques, procedures, and information necessary to compete in mock trial tournaments. Each team of six students or more will have the guidance and assistance of a local attorney. During February, the teams will compete in regional tournaments. The top regional teams compete nationally in Opening Round Championship tournaments. Winners go to national finals.