Pre-Law Preparation

The Faculty Pre-Law Committee assists students who would like to consider pursuing a career in the law.  Students with such an interest should meet as soon as possible with Professor Scott Himsel, the Pre-Law Advisor (himsels@wabash.edu).  The Pre-Law Program includes the following components:

  • information sessions at the beginning of each school year to introduce the Pre-Law Program;
  • an annual Moot Court competition with alumni attorneys serving as tutors and judges;
  • courses using legal cases or other law-related materials in Political Science, Rhetoric, Philosophy and other departments;
  • Sophomore Prelaw Interviews;
  • a bootcamp to help students prepare for the Law School Admission Test (the “LSAT”);
  • assistance with law school applications and selection;
  • visits to campus by attorneys who speak about the practice of law;
  • the annual Peck Lecture by an eminent lawyer and the Peck Dinner, where students network with alumni lawyers and the College confers student prelaw awards;
  • on-campus presentations by law schools seeking to recruit Wabash students; and
  • trips by Wabash students to visit law schools.