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Prepare to be successful in law school

Want to join one of the top pre-law programs in Texas? SFA offers a full complement of pre-law courses, as well as a pre-law minor, to give you comprehensive preparation for law school. You’ll learn what the study of law entails, along with basic and advanced law concepts and practices.

Our program brings together students interested in law careers as they begin to prepare for law school. Network with your fellow pre-law students, law students, professors and lawyers. Join the Moot Court Team and argue cases against teams from other schools. Get real-life insight into law school and the application process.

A path to traditional and nontraditional law careers

What type of law career do you want to pursue? Our program is designed to help you evaluate your own academic aspirations, interests and abilities and build on your strengths as you prepare for law school.

Law school can lead to jobs in many different fields, including immigration law and the nonprofit sector. There are also emerging options in less traditional areas of the law like entrepreneurial law and e-discovery.

Summer Pre-Law Academy for high school students

SFA’s Pre-Law Academy is the only pre-law academy in Texas designed for rising high school juniors and seniors. Qualified students get real-life experiences like interacting with federal and state judges, crime scene investigation and learning to brief law cases.

Interested in applying? To learn more, contact Geivonna Little at

Undergraduate programs and requirements

Major in political science with minor in pre-law 

The Department of Government has designed the pre-law minor as a separate course of study within the political science major. This minor will help pre-law students develop and master the foundational skills of legal writing, analysis and research, as well as prepare them to better understand how the law influences politics, social institutions and ethics in America.

Major in political science with emphasis in pre-law

The emphasis in pre-law provides interested undergraduates with a course of study that concentrates on the theory and fundamentals of political science and law. Students pursuing this option will complete coursework that includes constitutional law, public law, theoretical foundations and more.


Department of Government

Dugas Liberal Arts North
Room 124

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13045, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962