About Our Pre-Law Program

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.

What Do You Get With Pre-Law?

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.

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Advance Your Studies

If you want to take your pre-law track to the next level, Clarkson also offers a four-Year JD/MBA joint program with Albany Law School (ALS) that allows students to spend their first year in law studies at ALS, their second year in management studies at Clarkson, and their third and fourth years in law and management studies. More information about the program can be found here

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