Pre-Law is a set of academic requirements needed for admission to law school and not an actual degree. Students planning to pursue a legal career must obtain admission to an accredited law school by meeting the admission criteria required by the law school that they wish to enter including a sufficiently high GPA and a high score on the LSAT exam to be competitive. Following graduation from law school, the student must pass the bar exam in the state they wish to practice law as well as possibly other state requirements.

Students interested in law may choose any major as long as they complete the necessary admission requirements and score well on the LSAT.

To quote the 2012 UT Law School Brochure – “On the basis of recent experience, we would have few challenges filling every seat with students who have achieved excellent LSAT scores and high GPAs in challenging undergraduate programs with difficult majors. These two criteria, within certain limits, help a committee assess a student’s ability to succeed at UT Law.”