Pre Law 

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The Department of Criminal Justice, Philosophy, and Political Science (CJPPS) at Chicago State University is home to a student led organization group entitled The Pre Law Society for students who possess a desire to pursue a career in law. The Pre Law Society hosts several events for students including the following:

  • Justice & Policy Outreach Activities, Symposia, and Presentations
  • Law School Visits and Application Preparation
  • Mentoring Law Professionals
  • LSAT Preparation and Assistance
  • Linkages to Scholarships and Resources
  • Law Related Learning Courses, Internships and Experiential Learning Opportunities, including Moot Court and Mock Court

Law School 3+3 Accelerated Program with UIC and Loyola

Chicago State University’s 3+ 3 Accelerated Law Program allows qualified students in any major to enroll in Law School after their junior year. This new partnership between Chicago State University and the Loyola University Chicago and University of Illinois Chicago will allow participants in any major to receive a Bachelor’s degree from CSU after completing their senior year as a first-year law student and then obtain their law degree after completing their second and third year of law school.  This accelerated program:

  • Puts graduates in the workforce earlier!
  • Helps save one year of undergraduate tuition and fees

Interested students will need to work closely with an academic advisor to develop a three-year schedule that ensures they will meet the following requirements:

  • Complete all CSU General Education and Major courses with a 3.4 GPA.  
  • Take the Law School Admissions Test by January in their junior year before applying to Law School.
  • Complete an application to the UIC Law and/or Loyola University School of Law early in the Spring Semester of their junior year.
  • Complete a FAFSA and scholarship applications in their junior year to identify financial aid and scholarship availability for all possible options (including CSU, Loyola University Chicago and/or UIC law schools).

For information contact the Chair of the CJPPS Department at (775) 995-2108.