UAH offers important opportunities to students pursuing a career in law. Law schools neither require nor recommend any specific major or minor course of study. The Association of American Law Schools notes that "[w]hat law schools seek in their entering students is not accomplishment in mere memorization but accomplishment in understanding, the capacity to think for themselves, and the ability to express their thoughts with clarity and force." UAH graduates from all colleges at the university have gone on to successful careers by way of law schools at the University of Alabama, New York University, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Southern California, Vanderbilt University, and Samford University (Cumberland School of Law), among others.
Admission to an American Bar Association accredited law school requires:
  1. a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  2. a good score on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT)
  3. a strong college grade point average (GPA)
  4. letters of recommendation from persons familiar with the applicant's relevant abilities
To support students who are pursuing a career in law, UAH offers Pre-Law Advising and a Pre-Law Certificate Program that is open to all UAH students.
Pre-Law Advising
The UAH Pre-Professional Advisor and the UAH Pre-Law Certificate Advisor work with pre-law students from all majors to provide guidance in selecting appropriate courses, preparing for the LSAT, and applying to law schools.
Pre-Law Certificate
The Pre-Law Certificate is designed to provide students with a course of study that strengthens the abilities that they will need to succeed on the LSAT and in law school. The certificate requires that students complete an approved 15-credit course of study including required core courses in logics, ethics, and political philosophy. Many of the courses are in Charger Foundations, so most students can complete the Pre-Law Certificate without needing to take any additional courses. 
For additional information contact:
Dr. Andrew Cling
UAH Pre-Law Certificate Advisor
 Morton Hall 325