Pre-Law Track

The American Bar Association emphasizes that there is no preferred major or recommended curriculum for those preparing for law school. Individuals interested in going to law school may feel comfortable following most programs of study in conjunction with advising through Chowan’s pre-law advisory program. This program is not a major, but a means of assisting students in meeting the requirements to get into law school, regardless of their undergraduate major.

Students enrolling in the Pre-Law Advisory Program will follow a specialized track of study which will include courses in:

  • United States Constitutional History
  • American Judicial System
  • American Politics
  • Business Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedures

Students interested in pursuing a legal career should contact the Pre-Law Coordinator early in their studies. The Pre-Law Coordinator will provide students with:

  • Individualized attention in choosing a program of study throughout their college career, frequently reviewing their progress;
  • Up-to-date information about law school admission; and
  • Information about the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) and advice about preparation for it.

Students are prepared for immediate employment right out of school or for entering notable law school programs around the country.

By linking the best of both worlds, Chowan University’s Department of Criminal Justice and Department of History are able to collectively provide Pre-Law students with a proven track for success.

View the History, Pre-Law Track, B.S. degree requirements.

Pre-Law Advisory Program

Students who are interested in the study of law many times confront myriad issues in preparing for their intended career.  The decision and the preparation required to pursue that career can seem too challenging and overwhelming.  The role of the Pre-Law Advisory Program at Chowan University is to assist students who are intending to explore a career in the legal field.  They will be exposed to the application processes for law schools and receive help with the application as well as support and guidance. 

Many students enter college with the belief that there is a “pre-law” major or minor that they need to be enrolled in to eventually enter law school.  There is no such thing as a “pre-law” major.  A student can obtain a bachelor’s degree in any discipline and still apply to law school upon graduation.   At Chowan University we want to help students by answering any questions they may have about the LSAT process and help them take positive steps toward an undergraduate career that would enhance their chances of being accepted into law school. 

In addition to serving as the Pre-Law Advisory Coordinator for Chowan University, Dr. Woodard also serves as the Sponsor for the Pre-Law Club which meets bi-monthly.  The Club invites speakers to come to campus such as local district attorneys, judges, and former students who have taken the LSATS and been accepted into a law school of their choice.  The Club works on gaining full understanding of the admissions process, financial aid considerations, choosing the best law school, and exploring all the pros and cons of practicing law in the millennium.  Practice tests and discussions are an essential and vital part of the club’s livelihood.

The Pre-law Advisory Program Coordinator’s office is located in Robert Marks Hall, Room 330 and is available to meet with any student who is interested in joining the club and who needs help and guidance with the pre-law process.  


Danny Moore, PhD
Provost, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Professor of History
Pamela Woodard, PhD
Chair, Department of Criminal Justice, Pre-Law Advisory Coordinator