Pre-Law

Elmhurst College offers a robust array of programs and resources to help you navigate the law school admission process—and get in to the school of your dreams.

Prepare for a Career in the Law

As a pre-law student at Elmhurst, you will meet regularly with the pre-law advisor as early as your first year of college. Your advisor will guide you through the entire process of applying to law school, including preparing for the LSAT, requesting recommendation letters and writing personal statements.

We also offer an array of courses that introduce you to concepts or skills relevant to the law school curriculum. Beyond the classroom, our Center for Professional Excellence can help you connect with a legal internship that will help you develop your skills.

Elmhurst graduates have attended some of the top law schools in the country, including:

  • University of Chicago
  • Georgetown University
  • Emory University
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Pennsylvania State
  • Case Western Reserve
  • IIT Chicago-Kent
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • DePaul University
  • Northern Illinois University

Accelerated Law Degree Program

Thanks to a partnership with the Northern Illinois University College of Law in DeKalb, Ill., Elmhurst students have the opportunity to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a law degree in just six years.

Students who are accepted into the Accelerated Law Degree Program enter NIU after completing their junior year of undergraduate study at Elmhurst. They receive an Elmhurst degree after completing the first year at NIU, and their JD upon completion of the three-year law school curriculum.

For more information about the specific requirements of this program, contact the pre-law advisor.

Contact Us

We welcome your questions and comments. For more information about the pre-law program at Elmhurst College, please contact the pre-law advisor.

Lisa Woods

Pre-Law Advisor
Russell G. Weigand Center for Professional Excellence

Lisa Woods

Pre-Law Advisor
Russell G. Weigand Center for Professional Excellence

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