Pre-Law Careers

Your Career in Law Starts Here

Professor Alison Lefkovitz
Pre-Law Director

The Albert Dorman Honors College considers for admission students who have strong academic records - minimum SAT-Composite Score (CR+Math) of 1350 or ACT of 30, B+ average, history of leadership and service to the community.  Exceptionally qualified candidates may apply to an accelerated program of their choice at the same time as they apply to NJIT and the Honors College through the Common Application.

 


As technology-related cases continue to increase in areas such as intellectual property, information literacy, environmental and health issues, attorneys with a background in technology are in demand.


NJIT offers three paths to Law School

LTC Major path – A four-year, pre-professional BA degree in Law, Technology and Culture (LTC), followed by application to law school

Legal Studies Minor path - A four-year bachelor’s degree in any NJIT major along with a minor in Legal Studies, followed by application to law school

Accelerated path – Students are pre-admitted to complete their undergraduate degree at NJIT and then continue on to Seton Hall or Pace Law School, earning both degrees in just six years.

Students may pursue a BS or BA in any major at NJIT. Those in the pre-law program prefer History or Law, Technology & Culture or the Science Technology & Society (STS) major. Those who choose a major without an accelerated curriculum may choose to self-accelerate and may need to take extra courses to prepare for professional admissions tests.


Frequently asked questions.

Why are scientists needed in the law?  They identify the issues and help make complex subjects accessible to lawyers and to juries.  They are also critical in the domain of patent law.

What kinds of cases do science-trained lawyers handle?  Science-trained lawyers work on many kinds of cases, including malpractice, product liability, patents, and torts.

What special tasks do science-trained lawyers perform?  They design exhibits used in trials, help lawyers question other scientists, and do background research. Sometimes they even perform experiments.

The accelerated program is available to outstanding seniors in US high schools, or students who have completed up to one year at a college or university (including NJIT), who will be United States citizens or permanent residents at the time of their entry into law school.

 

NJIT Law School Partnership

 

Graduate School

Degree

Deadline

(Evidence-Based Reading and Writing + Math, new SAT) 1410

Min ACT

3 + 3 Year

Program

Seton Hall University School of Law

JD

January 1st

1410

30

Pace University Law School

Complete application and program details at history.njit.edu/academics/undergraduate/ba-law-technology.php

 

        NJIT Director of Pre-law Programs – Dr. Alison Lefkovitz (Alison.Lefkovitz@njit.edu)
NJIT ADHC Director of Special Programs – Dr. Shivon Boodhoo (Boodhoo@njit.edu)      
Graduate schools make the final decision regarding acceptance into the professional program.