As a 21st century lawyer in any field, you will benefit from Clarkson's real-world learning philosophy and teamwork that spans disciplines. You need the edge provided by Clarkson's technology-rich environment. The pre-law program takes advantage of faculty expertise in business, engineering and science — along with the well-rounded education that all lawyers require.
In the pre-law advising track at Clarkson, you'll benefit from preparatory courses in business law, communications, literature, history or political science and begin developing traditional legal skills. You will also gain a set of specialized skills that you'll learn through your major that set you apart from other law students — and other lawyers. The path you choose depends upon the kind of law you want to practice. While many generalists handle a variety of legal problems, lawyers frequently specialize in fields like corporate law, international law, tax law, patent and trademark law, securities law, bankruptcy law, criminal law and environmental law.