Assumption's pre-law program attracts ambitious, civic-spirited and intellectually serious students. To prepare students interested in law school to meet the many intellectual and ethical challenges of the legal profession, the pre-law program combines the school’s commitment to a strong liberal arts education with the personalized advising, co-curricular activities, and development opportunities necessary for success in law school.

If you’re interested in pursuing a career in law, you can major in any subject at Assumption, and our experienced pre-law advisors will work with you to prepare you for law school.  They’ll also arrange meetings for you with Assumption alumni in the legal profession, connect you with valuable legal internships, and aid you in your preparation for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT).

A Law Degree in Six Years

Assumption has established several 3+3 partnerships: three years studying at Assumption followed by three years of law school. If you fulfill your Assumption requirements and are admitted to one of the law schools with whom we have an articulation agreement, you can enter law school in your fourth year of college. Once you successfully complete your first year at law school, you can receive your bachelor’s degree from Assumption University. This means that you can earn a bachelor’s and law degrees in 6 years instead of 7.

Faculty Advisors who will Guide you through Law School

Pre-law faculty advisors encourage students interested in law school to seek their services early in the college careers. Dedicated advisors help students from all majors identify law schools and areas within the law that best fit their interests and competencies. They also help students tailor their academic programs in a manner suitable to their particular circumstances and abilities. Such an approach provides students the freedom to choose a  course of study that suits their interests. It is also consistent with the expectations of the American Bar Association and law school admissions officers who agree that no single curricular path best prepares students for law school. Reflecting Assumption’s commitment to the liberal arts and forming well-rounded individuals, the best preparation for law school is a field of study about which students are genuinely enthused and in which they can therefore excel. Not surprisingly, several majors at the University, such as criminology, English, history, natural science, philosophy, political science and sociology, among others, successfully matriculate students to law school.

LSAT Test Prep and On-Campus Networking

In addition to academic advising, pre-law advisors hold informational meetings for students, arrange meetings with Assumption University alumni who are in law school or in the legal profession, sponsor legal internships, and organize professional development opportunities. Above all, they aid students in their preparation for the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT), while guiding them through the law school application process. Assumption graduates have gone on to matriculate at such law schools as Boston College, Brooklyn College of Law, Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law, Florida State University, New England School of Law, the University of Notre Dame, and Suffolk University School of Law, and have continued to succeed in the profession.

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Program Curriculum

  • Assumption has established 3+3 partnerships that provide our students with the opportunity to go to law school after 3 years of undergraduate work at Assumption. We have agreements with:

    • Duquesne Law School
    • University of St. Thomas School of Law
    • Vermont Law School (#1 for environmental law)
    • Western New England Law School

    Degree Requirements

    The American Bar Association and law school admissions officers agree that no single curricular path prepares students for law school better than any other.  In turn, Assumption’s Pre-Law Preparatory Program does not require a specific slate of courses.  Instead, students work closely with the pre-law advisor to select a major, minor, extracurricular activities, and community service opportunities that simultaneously fit their interests and prepare them to apply to law school.  In consultation with the pre-law advisor, some students may choose majors traditionally associated with law school preparation, such as history or political science.  Students interested in environmental or patent law may instead major in Environmental Science or Business, while those interested in civil rights may major in sociology or minor in women’s studies. Assumption’s Pre-Law Preparatory Program is tailored to the interests and goals of individual students.

    Course Descriptions

Experiential Learning

Assumption's Rome Campus

At Assumption's campus in Rome, Italy, the city and the country become your classroom through daily and weekend-long excursions throughout "the eternal city" and the Italian countryside. This unique study abroad experience will enrich your academic and cultural pursuits as you walk in the footsteps of emperors and gladiators then enjoy delectable Italian cuisine or perhaps a cappuccino after class in a local cafe. (Did you know that your financial aid follows you to Rome?)

Explore the Rome Campus

Learn the Skills Employers Seek

Faculty/Student Research

The Assumption curriculum encourages scholarly and real-world experience. With hands-on research conducted alongside faculty mentors, students gain a depth of knowledge and skills that lead to professional success and personal fulfillment.

Study Abroad

At Assumption University, the world is your classroom. Students can study and explore abroad in over 50 places from Vienna to England, South Africa, and even our own campus in historic, yet modern, Rome, Italy. Assumption’s study abroad program offers culture, history, and a living classroom for all.


Assumption starts planning for your future the day you arrive on campus. Our Career Development and Internship Center helps students secure exciting and fulfilling internships where you’ll apply knowledge obtained in the classroom in a professional setting, preparing for a future career or additional study. Assumption connects students to internship opportunities in corporations, government agencies, research hospitals, non-profit organizations, and more.

Career Paths

American Antiquarian Society

Boston Public Schools

International War Crimes Tribunal (Tanzania)

Johnson & Johnson

Law firms in New England and New York

Manhattan Institute for Policy Research

Massachusetts State Senate

State Street Bank and Trust

The White House

First-rate Academics in a Catholic University Setting

Assumption University awakens in students a sense of wonder, discovery, and purpose, forming graduates known for their intellectual seriousness, thoughtful citizenship, and devotion to the common good. Students are provided an education that shapes their souls, forms them intellectually, and prepares them for meaningful careers. Enlivened by the harmony of faith and reason, here, students’ minds and hearts are transformed.

Assumption is dedicated to providing a clear understanding of what your education will cost

We’ll help cut through the complexity of financing your education, ensuring you understand what you need, how to apply for aid, and what’s expected of you. You will be assigned a personal financial aid advisor who will guide you through the process and answer all of your financial aid-related questions.

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