Minor in Pre-Law

Are you interested in attending law school, pursuing a law-related field or learning more about the law? Merrimack’s pre-law minor is for you and will expose you to many different areas of the law.

Our pre-law minor curriculum will help you develop critical thinking and analytical skills and expose you to the Socratic method used in law school. The minor also has an experiential, hands-on learning component to help you develop a stronger real-world understanding of the field of law.

Hands-on Learning

Along with regular programs on campus and our Moot Court opportunities, recent student placements have included:

  • Consumer Protection Agency, Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office
  • Essex County Juvenile Court
  • Essex County District Attorney’s Office
  • Federal District Court,
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Lawrence District Court
  • Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office
  • Neighborhood Legal Services,
    Lawrence, Massachusetts
  • Victim Witness Assistance Program, Lawrence, Massachusetts

Career Options

Our alumni have gone on to work as attorneys in a variety of places such as the Department of Justice, Department of Youth Services and Department of Social Services. Others have gone on to careers as district attorneys, state court judges and law clerks, in-house counsel or contract negotiators for Fortune 500 corporations, attorneys in small, mid-sized and large law firms, attorneys for non-profit corporations and attorneys for state and federal agencies.

Recent Law School Placements

  • Baylor Law School
  • Boston College Law School
  • Boston University School of Law
  • Cornell Law School
  • Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
  • Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University
  • George Washington University Law School
  • New England School of Law
  • Northeastern University School of Law
  • Notre Dame Law School
  • Roger Williams University School of Law
  • Suffolk University Law School
  • University of Connecticut School of Law
  • University of New Hampshire School of Law
  • Villanova University School of Law
  • Western New England College School of Law

Courses You’ll Take

Pre-Law Minor Curriculum


Pre-Law Minor Requirements

Please note: The POL 2120 Government, Business and Law elective course will be accepted as a hybrid or traditional course. 


Contact Us

Email Kevin McGravey, associate professor & pre-law advisor