The pre-law program at Siena College provides students with the information, background and skills to complete the law school admissions process. Our 4/3 admission programs with area and national law schools are an added bonus for qualified Siena students.

Siena College’s Pre-Law certificate program will give you a founding in legal principles. Although we don’t require you to take a specific sequence of pre-law courses, Siena offers a range of courses in writing, communications, math and philosophy that will hone your communication, critical and analytical thinking skills needed to take the LSAT.

Our one-of-a-kind Summer Legal Fellows experience coupled with business, criminal and constitutional law courses assist students in making the transition into law school. Eighty-five percent of Siena students who applied to law school in 2012 were accepted.

Siena’s Pre-Law program includes:

Our 4/3 Law School Admission Program

Siena has established a 4/3 program with several prominent law schools. In this program, qualified Siena students complete their undergraduate education at Siena and then continue their law education at Albany Law School, Pace University School of Law, or Western New England University School of Law. Admission requirements vary by school.

Pre-Law News

  • Constitution Day Focuses on Immigration Law

    Siena College's annual Constitution Day celebration focused on immigration law with an engaging speech by nationally-recognized scholar Christian Sundquist, J.D. Read More

  • Lessons from Legal Legend

    Pre-Law students from Len Cutler, Ph.D.’s Criminal Law of the 4th, 5th, and 6th Amendments had the opportunity to engage in an interactive dialogue, titled “Mental Illness and Those Incarcerated” with the Hon. Sol Wachtler, J.D., former chief judge of New York’s highest court, the New York Court of Appeals. Read More

  • Closing in on $300K

    Siena College moved closer to reaching its $300,000 endowment goal for the Jurist-in-Residence (JIR) Program last Friday at its 10th annual Capital Region Lawyers’ Reception at Siena Hall’s Girvin & Ferlazzo Moot Courtroom. The current endowment now stands at nearly $250,000. Read More


Leonard Cutler

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