Pre-law Admissions


Your Career in Law Starts at NJIT

If you have done exceptionally well in high school, you may consider applying for the six-year accelerated program with Seton Hall University School of Law or the Pace University School of Law.  Both of these programs let you earn both a Bachelor's and Law degree in just six years, three years at NJIT and three years at your selected law school.

This special program is available to outstanding seniors in US high schools who will be United States citizens or permanent residents at the time of their entry into the law school. Students in their freshman year of studies at NJIT or another university may be considered for the pre-law program.

Early application deadline for accelerated law programs is January 1. 

These programs are highly competitive.  Students who are admitted to the Honors College are not necessarily admitted to the accelerated programs.  Applicants should be prepared to provide evidence that they have attempted to gain insight or knowledge into their chosen profession through, for example, volunteer or research positions or special programs in or out of school.

 

 How to Apply:

  •     Visit the Common Application.

  •     Apply to NJIT.

  •     Indicate your interest in the Honors College and the Accelerated Program.

  •     Answer all the questions pertaining to the Honors College and the Accelerated program.

  •     Check off the appropriate accelerated program;

  •     Write an essay on the exact topic specified on the application; a general essay is not acceptable and will be rejected. See Tips for Writing a College Essay.

 

Four-Year Program

Honors Scholars who pursue the four-year pre-law program may earn a degree in any department. With your advisor's guidance, you will apply to law school at an appropriate point in your studies at NJIT

Especially good academic preparation for law school can be obtained with either the major in Law, Technology and Culture; OR any major in combination with the Legal Studies Minor.

For information on the Law, Technology and Culture major or the Legal Studies minor, please contact Dr. Alison Lefkovitz.

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