Pre-Law Scholars Program

Saint Louis University's Pre-Law Scholars program is an exclusive opportunity for freshman applicants who plan to eventually attend law school.

Students who are accepted into this highly-selective program are placed on an admittance track to Saint Louis University, School of Law. With classes taught by law school professors, experiences in the courtroom and opportunities to work with local attorneys, future lawyers can find their place early in their college careers. Pre-Law Scholars who successfully complete the program are guaranteed a spot at the School of Law following graduation.

Curriculum Overview

Pre-Law Scholars have freedom to declare any major in any area of study. In addition of the major's requirements, Pre-Law Scholars will complete a series of four integrated courses (12 credits) taught by adjunct lawyers and School of Law faculty. One of these courses is an experiential learning course, PLS 4910 Legal Internship (1-6 cr). A complete list of requirements can be found in the Pre-Law Scholar requirements.

Admission Requirements

Applicants should have a combined (verbal plus mathematics) SAT score of at least 1390 or a minimum composite ACT score of 30. They should also have outstanding academic record, with particular attention to performance in history, social studies, American government and English.

An online application is available in conjunction with the main application. Once accepted into the Pre-Law Scholars Program, students must sign and return the invitation to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions via email or mail to Saint Louis University, DuBourg Hall, Room 119, One North Grand Blvd. For more information, contact the Office of Pre-Health and Pre-Law Studies by email or phone at 314-977-2840.

PLS 1000Introduction to Law3
PLS 2000Intro Legal Research & Writing3
PLS 4910Legal Internship3
PLS 4965Foundations of Law3
Total Credits12

Non-Course Requirements

Freshmen must attend a reception and a case discussion with the dean of the law school in the fall.

Students must attend at least two events per year from a series of workshops and law school enrichment programs.

Students will take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and submit an application to Saint Louis University School of Law through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC).

Continuation Standards


Attain a minimum 3.60 cumulative GPA by the end of the year.

Sophomores - Seniors

Scholars must keep a minimum 3.70 cumulative GPA at the end of junior and senior year.