University of Pittsburgh BradfordAcademics
Pre-Law

Program Name: Pre-Law

Program Designation: NA

Program Contact: Dr. Stephen Robar or  Dr. Richard Frederick 



Academic Division: Behavioral and Social Sciences

Program Description:

Are you interested in law? Do you think you might like to be a lawyer? Well, you’ll eventually need to earn a doctor of juris prudence degree. But first, you’ll need to get a bachelor’s degree, and you can do that on our campus. 

Many of our students major in history/political science if they plan to go to law school. But, you can choose any major.

Then, before you finish your junior year, you’ll meet with our pre-law advisor or with the advisors in the Office of Career Services. We’ll help you get all the information you’ll need to know to apply to law schools and take the Law School Admissions Test, as known as the LSATs.

What you can do with a degree in Pre-Law.

Contact the pre-law advisor for specific program requirements.

Additional Information:

Pitt Freshman Guarantee: 

School of Law Guarantee

  • When you apply for admission, indicate Pre-Law on your application.
  • Be in top 10 percent of your high school graduating class with a 1300 SAT (combined Critical Reading and Math) or 29 ACT test result.
  • While enrolled full-time at a regional campus, maintain a 3.5 GPA.
  • Complete an undergraduate degree at a regional campus.
    When you apply to law school, you need to satisfy a standard character review and attain a 162 LSAT result.
  • If you're not eligible for a freshman guarantee, you may work toward early admission to the School of Law after three years of study in arts and sciences or apply through our early decision program.
  • For information about the School of Law, go to www.law.pitt.edu.