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Prepare for law school


Emporia State University’s pre-law program allows you to choose a path based on your interests that prepares you for a future in the legal profession.

Major in whatever subject you’re passionate about while working with a pre-law advisor to develop the skills and experiences you need to get into law school and have a successful start to your legal career.

Choose Your Path

You can choose any major that suits your skills in interests in the pre-law program. Popular pre-law majors include history + government, communication, English, sociology, applied criminology and history, but there is no required major to be part of the pre-law program or be accepted into law school.

Combined with your undergraduate major, the pre-law program could prepare you for a career as a copyright lawyer, general counsel, prosecutor, law educator, public defender, judge and more.

Law Early Admission Program (LEAP)

Emporia State University partners with Washburn Law for their Law Early Admission Program to offer you the opportunity to earn your bachelor’s degree from Emporia State and Juris Doctorate from Washburn Law in six years.

The ESU + Washburn Law 3+3 program

  • Complete your bachelor’s and Juris Doctor more quickly to reduce cost and start your career.
  • Take courses to develop your skills in critical thinking, organization, persuasive writing and more that help you prepare for the LSAT.
  • Learn more about legal processes and proceedings by watching court proceedings, mediations and other events.
  • Connect with law school faculty, district judges, law school alumni and local attorneys to build a network of professional mentors in your field.
  • Participate in events and activities hosted and jointly sponsored by Washburn Law to learn about the range of career opportunities and practice skills necessary for a successful career.
  • Receive a minimum $5,000 for each of the three years of enrollment in law school.

For more information about the ESU + Washburn Law 3+3 program, contact Mary Shivley, or 620.341.5894.

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