Pre-Law

Pre-Law Information

Professor Jeanne Calderon is the pre law adviser for Stern undergraduate students, MBA students and alumni. Some students start to think about attending law school while taking the Law, Business & Society course – one of the courses that Professor Calderon teaches. 
 
Please consult Professor Calderon’s pre-law website which contains relevant information for potentially interested students.  Should additional information be needed after reading the posted material, please request a meeting with Professor Calderon.  Please note that during the fall term, meetings with Professor Calderon are exclusively reserved for seniors, MBA students and alumni who are applying (or seriously planning to apply) to law school in the fall or early winter. 
 
Danielle Fernandez, a Stern undergraduate adviser, assists Professor Calderon with pre-law matters.  She meets with students throughout the school year.
 

Additional Information:

The areas and courses listed below are offered with some regularity in the College of Arts & Sciences.  These are the types of non – Stern courses that are recommended for students potentially interested in pursuing a legal career.  Note that law schools do not prefer any specific major or any specific courses.  You should concentrate in academic areas that most hold your interest and are most likely to motivate you to perform well. 

Pre-Law Sugested Courses

The areas and courses listed below are offered with some regularity in the College of Arts & Sciences.  These are the types of non – Stern courses that are recommended for students potentially interested in pursuing a legal career.  Note that law schools do not prefer any specific major or any specific courses.  You should concentrate in academic areas that most hold your interest and are most likely to motivate you to perform well. 
  • History: Many courses 
  • Journalism: Journalism Ethics and First Amendment Law 
  • Metropolitan Studies: Law and Urban Problems; Urban Design and the Law 
  • Philosophy: Political Philosophy; Ethics; The Nature of Values 
  • Politics: American Constitution; American Law and Legal System; Civil Liberties; Law and Society 
  • Psychology: Social Psychology 
  • Sociology: Deviance and Social Control; Criminology; Politics, Power and Society 
  • Gender & Sexuality Studies: Law and Society; Gender in the Law