Law is a challenging and rewarding profession that can provide individuals with exciting and exceptional career opportunities. At Regis College, we offer students who are interested in attending law school specialized advising that provides students with guidance regarding studying for and taking the Law School Admission Test (LSAT); deciding to which law schools to apply; preparing law school applications, including crafting the personal statement and securing letters of recommendation; and deciding which offer of acceptance to accept. Pre-law advising is open to all students at Regis College regardless of their major.
While at Regis College, students are encouraged to pursue a course of study in which they have a particular interest and/or talent. Students will, in consultation with the pre-law advisor, select elective courses that are geared toward the development of strong reading comprehension, effective writing, and analytical reasoning skills, all traits that will help students to succeed in law school.
Regis has affiliation agreements with Suffolk University School of Law, UMass School of Law, and Western New England University School of Law. These institutions offer an accelerated program of study that allows qualified students, upon application and acceptance to the law school, to earn a bachelor’s degree from Regis and a law degree from Suffolk University School of Law, UMass School of Law, or Western New England University in six years (a 3+3 program) from any of the three institutions. Typically, it requires seven years of study to earn these degrees. The 3+3 program requires students to complete 90 credits at Regis College and, if accepted to the law school, Regis will accept as transfer credits the first thirty (30) credits earned with a grade of C+ or higher and will then confer upon the student his/her bachelor’s degree. This is not an automatic acceptance program to any of the law schools. Rather, the affiliations provide a great opportunity for a student to start their law school career one year earlier than a traditional applicant to those programs. The pre-law advisor can help you understand the application process and the advantages to each program.
Pre-law students benefit from the unique values of a Regis education, which emphasizes character building and a commitment to social justice. In addition, students are guided towards courses that will help build the following skills recommended by the American Bar Association for law school applicants:
My internships at a Boston-area law firm and at the Massachusetts State House for then-Senate President Therese Murray exposed me to the day-to-day duties of an attorney and learned how the legislative process worked in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.