Education in the liberal arts and sciences is great preparation for a career in the law, particularly if you choose programs that stress strong reading, writing, and critical thinking skills.

At Elmira College, the Legal Studies, Criminal Justice, History, English, Economics, and Political Science programs, as well as others, will give you a strong foundation as you pursue a law degree.

Please note, if you're interested in pursuing a career in patent law, you'll need to major in a “hard science” such as Chemistry or Biology in order to be eligible to take the patent law bar examination.

Elmira College boasts an active pre-law student organization – Pre-Law Student Association – which meets regularly and, in addition to providing a fun social environment, provides assistance in Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) preparation, law school application assistance, financial aid planning, and entertains guest speakers, including attorneys and judges from the region as well as law school recruiters. Elmira College is also one of a handful of undergraduate schools in the nation with a chapter of Phi Delta Phi – the oldest legal honors society in the country. The Pre-Law Society sponsors the Elmira College Mock Trial Team, which is comprised of any interested student (freshmen through seniors) from any major with any future plans.

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