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What is “Pre-Law?” If you’re interested in our legal system and want to become an attorney, it’s a vital first-step toward pursuing a career in law. If you want to learn the law, UC’s pre-law emphasis can help you prepare for law school.

While there are no preferred majors for admission to law school, a pre-law program should be your top consideration. Your major should equip you for the rigors of law school. Among the most popular pre-law majors, as listed in order by students across the nation who apply to law school, are Political Science, Business, English, and History.

The History and Political Science Department produces the largest number of law school applicants at UC, and its graduates have a 100 percent acceptance rate to law school over the last 22 years. To be admitted to law school, you need to successfully complete the Law School Aptitude Test (LSAT). 

Regardless of your pre-law major, to succeed in law school, you need effective communication and critical-thinking skills. That’s where our pre-law program excels. Our pre-law courses provide a basic understanding of our legal system and an appreciation for the values that support it.  The Department teaches and inculcates the meaning and value of ordered liberty and a free society. Students are the Department's first priority, and the Department strives to provide them with the skills necessary to succeed in their chosen fields of endeavor.

A notable accolade of the Pre-Law program at UC: Since 1989, 100% of History and Political Science majors who went to law school were accepted into one of their top three school choices!


Costs for programs of study at University of the Cumberlands are competitive and affordable. Click here to view tuition rates and fees. 

Curious about our pre-law requirements or about potential law school programs our pre-law major can help you pursue? Let University of the Cumberlands help you prepare for a successful law career.  For more information on UC's pre-law major, fill out the form on this page.

The campus Pre-Law Advisor as recognized by the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC), the body which produces the LSAT and handles all applications to law school, is Nathan Coleman, Ph.D. in the History and Political Science Department.

Dr. Coleman can be reached at or by phone at 606-539-4269.

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