To provide students with guidance in the selection of those courses which will enable them to complete a J.D. at an American Bar Association accredited law school, EIU offers a minor in Pre-Law Studies. This minor will provide students with the following: basic analytical skills, an introduction to the language of the law, and the written communication skills necessary for the study of law. This minor is administered by the Pre-Law Advisor and the Pre-Legal Studies Committee.
All students interested in a career in law should consult with the Pre-Law Advisor (217) 581-2523 (Coleman Hall 2135) for information regarding law school admission requirements.
Students at Eastern are provided with a variety of on-campus services by the Pre-Law Advisor and the Pre-Legal Studies Committee, including information about all ABA-approved law schools, guest presentations by law school admissions officers and by persons who practice law, several scholarships for students who are admitted to law school, field trips to area law schools, Pre-Law Internships, a Pre-Law Club, the Law School Admission Test (administered on campus), a mock Law School Admission Test, LSAT Preparatory Course and advice from the Pre-Law Advisor concerning law school admissions strategies.