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

  • Saints Enjoy Behind-the-Scenes Look at White House/CIA

    Nine Siena students enjoyed the experience of a lifetime October 13-14, traveling to Washington, D.C. and Langley, Va. for a behind-the-scenes look at the White House and CIA. Deputy Director of Intelligence Integration Michael Dempsey '83 organized the trip, and the Saints also got the chance to meet with Director of Drug Control Policy Michael Botticelli '80. Read More

  • The Three Musketeers

    Taylor Cuomo ’15, Mara Afzali ’14 and Christine Armstrong ’13 are working together to conquer the classroom and courtroom at Albany Law School. Read More

  • 17 Saints Earn Law School Scholarships

    Siena’s pre-law program has a history of graduating students who are prepared to excel in law school and enjoy a lifetime of success in the legal profession. The class of 2016 continues that tradition with 17 students receiving major scholarships to attend some of the top law schools in the country.
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Leonard Cutler

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