Pre-Law (Minor)

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Why Pre-Law?

Whether you dream of becoming a lawyer or are simply interested in how the law works, a pre-law minor will provide you with the knowledge and skills you can use in a variety of fields.

Why Study Pre-Law at Iona?

Our program is available to students of any major who may be interested in pursuing a career in law or law-related fields. You will work with a dedicated pre-law faculty coordinator who will help you tailor a program to your individual needs and interests.

Through a special combined admission program between Iona College and Seton Hall University Law School you can save time and tuition by earning your bachelor's and JD degree in just six years!

What You'll Learn

You will develop skills required both at law school and in a legal career, including advanced writing and communication abilities.

You will explore topics in law, criminal justice, political science, philosophy, logic and other areas to provide you with a strong foundation, which will serve you well in any career.

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Unique Elements of Program

  • Pre-Law Coordinator to help you plan your coursework
  • Opportunity for combined admission to Iona College and Seton Hall University Law School

Program Highlights

Get a Head Start on Law School

If earning a law degree is in your plans, you can save you a year of tuition and accelerate your success, beginning at Iona. Our combined admission program with Seton Hall University Law School allows you to earn bachelor's degree and JD (Juris Doctor) degree in just six years!

Gain Real Work Experience

With valuable internships available to you in law offices, district attorneys' offices, government or corporate offices, you will gain experience that gives you an advantage in your career pursuits. Students have interned with:

  • U.S. Senate
  • U.S. Congress
  • New York State Assembly

Supportive Community

Our faculty are dedicated to your success. Along with their support and the support of our 50,000 alumni who are eager to help fellow Gaels with internships and job opportunities, you will never be alone in your endeavors.

Careers & Outcomes

A minor in pre-law prepares you for the LSAT and a world of opportunities to help make society a better place for all. 

Graduates with a Pre-law minor can gain careers as:

  • Lawyer
  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Legislative Assistant
  • Paralegal
  • Policy Adviser