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The Pre-Law Certificate Program

The Pre-Law Certificate Program is specifically designed to provide the essential skills and background knowledge needed to excel in a career in law or policy. This certificate program is designed for strong students and is a companion to any major. Students in the certificate program can expect encouragement and guidance from the Pre-Law faculty committee as they explore career options, identify internship opportunities, prepare for the LSAT, and submit applications to law school.

When students successfully complete a suite of courses and requirements, the college grants the student a Certificate of Completion. This certificate becomes a permanent part of a student's file. These students are also eligible to take advantage of our articulation agreement with Vermont Law School. The purpose of the articulation agreement is to guarantee admission into Vermont Law School’s J.D. or Joint J.D./MELP degree program for students who earn the certificate and achieve a current LSAT score that is equal to or exceeds the average LSAT score of the first-year J.D. class in residence at Vermont Law School at the time of the Green Mountain student’s application to VLS.

Download an application. Fill out and return to Aileen LaDuc in Dunton Hall Room 225. Pre-Law Certificate Requirements

Pre-Law Certificate Requirements

     Core Background:
     America Since 1960 (HIS (3023)
     Mainstream & Alternative Perspectives (ECO 2003)
     American Government (GOV 1013)
     Logic (PHI 2021
     Knowledge Base: At least one upper division course (3-4000 level)      in law or policy. (Law Thesis does not count in this distribution      category.)

          15 credits

     Skills Base:
     Communications – International Negotiation and the Environment                                               (ENV/ELA 2045)
     Research and Writing Skills – Law Thesis (Law 4000), or                                                                    Disciplinary Honors Thesis, or
                                                                   ENV Senior Seminar (ENV 4015)

     6 credits

     Total – 21 credits

     GPA Requirement:

     To be eligible for acceptance into the certificate program,           students must have a 3.3 GPA and have been enrolled at GMC for      at least 1 semester.

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