Prelaw at Radford

The goal of the Prelaw Program is to provide students with a unique and engaging introdcution to the law.  The program focuses upon three areas: 

Preparation

  • Failitating preparation for the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT).
  • Radford is unique in that it offers students the opportunity to apply for LSAT Prep Course Awards, which may be used to pay for a LSAT Prep Course of the student's choosing.
  • The Prelaw Program also includes annual advising sessions to answer a variety of questions, inlcuding selecting a law school, navigating the law school application process, and financing law school.

Practice

  • The Prelaw Program is not a formal major or minor.
  • The program includes a carefully selected series of courses from a variety of departments, providing students with a broad introduction to the law by leveraging faculty expertise in: Business, Criminal Justice, Philospohy / Logic, Political Science, as well as many other fields.
  • Coursework includes experiential learning, such as mock trial and moot court courses in Radford's new courtroom.  

Participation

  • 3+3 Program with George Mason University: This innovative program allows Radford students to complete three years of undergraduate study at Radford before transferring to GMU's Law School for the final three years needed to complete both a bachelor's degree from Radford and a law degree from GMU.  This reduces the time to graduate with a bachelor's degree and law degree by one year.  
  • Prelaw Society: This new organization brings together students and the community for an annual series of events focusing upon timely issues in the law.  Past speakers have included a former Chief Justice for the Virginia Supreme Court and a U.S. District Court and FISA Judge. 

Contact your Prelaw Advisor for more information and to be added to the prelaw email list:

Dr. Luke William Hunt, Department of Criminal Justice: lhunt8@radford.edu