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

  • Alumna Conquers the Courtroom and the Classroom

    Siena alumna Mara Afzali ’14 was recently named the winner of the 2015 Albany Law School Domenick L. Gabrielli Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Competition. Read More

  • Political Science Professor Writes Article for The Conversation

    Political Science Professor, Len Cutler, recently wrote an article that was featured on "The Conversation." Read More

  • Pre-Law Students Participate in Summer Legal Fellows Program

    The 2015 Summer Legal Fellows Program placed Siena students at prestigious law schools including Fordham Law School, American University, Western New England Law School and Albany Law School. Every school's program had a different research focus, making each Siena student's experience uniquely fulfilling. Read More


Leonard Cutler

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