Pre-Law (Non-Degree)

Pre-Law (Non-Degree)

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Pre-law is an advising category for students preparing to attend law school. Chart your path to a career in law with 1-to-1 support from an advisor.

Pre-law is not a major and therefore does not grant a baccalaureate degree. Students can choose any major offered at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln while also studying pre-law.

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Program Features

Pre-Law Advising 

Meet with a pre-law advisor in the Explore Center each semester to develop a 4-year pre-law plan. This will include recommended courses, undergraduate research, campus involvement, LSAT prep and more.  

Law School Visitors 

Meet with a law school representative, including an admission professional from the University of Nebraska College of Law, to learn about their program and ask questions.  

Practice LSATs 

The Explore Center offers free in-person practice LSATs to enable you to practice the test content under timed conditions

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Notable Courses

Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking (PHIL 110)

Introduction to the principles of correct reasoning and their application. Emphasis on improving critical thinking skills, analyzing and evaluating arguments objectively and constructing sound arguments.

Writing and Argument (ENGL 151)

Intensive writing, including writing as a tool for argument. Develop writing projects for multiple purposes and audiences.

Literacy/Critical Theory (ENGL 270)

Selected approaches to nature and function of literary and critical theory in the study of literary texts.

Public Advocacy & Civil Discourse (COMM 283)

Understanding the processes and challenges of interpersonal communication across a variety of relationship types. Issues of interpersonal communication in personal and professional relationships.

The Legal System, Lawyers, & Common Law (BLAW 375)

An examination of the continuing influence of common law on the resolution of contemporary legal issues.

Constitutional Law (POLS 441)

Supreme Court doctrine determining the distribution of powers within the national government and between the national government and the state governments.

Huskers Do Big Things


  • Pre-law students often find internships at local law firms and government-related non-profits
  • Become a legislative page at the Nebraska State Capitol


  • Private Law Firms
  • Government Agencies
  • Corporate attorney

Graduate Schools

  • University of Nebraska College of Law
  • Creighton University School of Law
  • University of Kansas School of Law

Have Questions? We're Here to Help

If you have questions about the Pre-Law (Non-Degree) major or navigating the application process, contact us.

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Contact Name
Daisy Smith
Contact Title
Senior Assistant Director of Recruitment