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Pre-Law

Welcome to the Carson-Newman University pre-law home page! Prospective and current students will find information here about the pre-law services provided by the college as well as useful information about the law school application process.

As there is no prescribed curriculum for the study of law, there is no pre-law major at Carson-Newman. Students are encouraged to major in something they are passionate about, and to take rigorous courses from professors who will challenge them to read and think critically and enhance their written and verbal communication skills.

Carson-Newman offers pre-law advising and practice law school admission tests (LSATs). We have also hosted representatives from various law schools on campus. We often invite attorneys and law students to speak to our students about their legal careers and law school experience. Carson-Newman graduates have attended law schools such as: the University of Virginia, Duke, Wake Forest, Emory, Vanderbilt, the University of Tennessee, William and Mary, the University of Texas, Samford, and Memphis.

Students interested in applying to law school should meet with one of our pre-law advisors early in their academic career in order to develop an academic program that will help the student prepare for law school. Students pursuing a B.A. degree should contact Dr. Kara Stooksbury (kstooksbury@cn.edu) (471-3556) in the Department of History, Political Science and Sociology. Students pursuing a B.S. degree should contact Professor Vonda Laughlin (vlaughlin@cn.edu) (471-3318) in the School of Business.