The Pre-Law minor consists of 18 hours of required and elective interdisciplinary courses, selected in order to introduce undergraduate students to subjects that are required in law school and tested on the Alabama Bar Examination and to develop appropriate skills for subsequent legal education and research. Most law schools emphasize the importance of a broad liberal-arts background and seldom prescribe any particular major for pre-law students.
Students interested in attending law school should consult the pre-law advisor, Dr. Doerfler, early in their college career. The University of Montevallo also maintains an agreement with Cumberland Law School at Samford University by which students may attend UM for 3 years and, after admission to Cumberland, transfer law-school coursework to complete the final year of undergraduate work. This agreement allows students to complete their bachelor’s degree and their law degree in 6 years. Contact the pre-law advisor for additional information on this 3+3 program.