The pre-law program at Regis is offered for students who plan to apply to law school or pursue a legal career after graduation.
Pre-law is not a specific major at Regis; rather students are encouraged to pursue a major of interest that aligns with their career goals. A pre-law advisor works with students to select a curriculum that will best prepare them for law school admission and the legal field.
Regis has 3+3 partnerships with Suffolk University, the University of Massachusetts School of Law, and Western New England School of Law that offer Regis students an opportunity to complete both their undergraduate and legal degree in six years as opposed to the traditional seven years.
These agreements allow select students the possibility of completing three years at Regis and, once accepted to law school and upon satisfying Regis transfer requirements, having the credits earned during the student’s first year at law school transfer back to Regis for conferral of an undergraduate degree. The student will then continue on at the law school for the remaining two years.
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.