Grand Valley's approach to prelaw encourages students to pursue majors that will complement their law degree while providing the diverse intellectual foundation necessary for success in the field of law.
Grand Valley has formal prelaw advising available to all students by professors Mark J. Richards, Kristine Mullendore, and John Ugiletta, who advise students on courses and majors, the law school application process, the LSAT, and legal careers. For a detailed prelaw FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) and contact information for the advisors, please visit www.gvsu.edu/prelaw/.
Students should pursue courses to enhance writing and analytic skills, and also take several classes related to law, as listed in the FAQ.
Prelaw students who complete a bachelor's degree and graduate from an accredited law school with a Juris Doctor (J.D.) become attorneys. For more information, visit www.gvsu.edu/prelaw/.
Grand Valley has unique programs that give its prelaw students significant advantages:
“Grand Valley's prelaw curriculum affords each student the opportunity to acquire the reasoning skills essential to performance and excellence in law school and subsequent legal careers.”