Pre-Law at IUP

  • Pre-Law Programs

    Pre-Law in political scienceThe College of Humanities and Social Sciences offers programs in pre-law that prepares students to apply to law school. Several of the departments in the College of Humanities and Social Science have a pre-law minor: Pre-Law in Economics, English, History, Philosophy, or Political Science.

    All programs are designed to lead to a baccalaureate degree and prepare the students for law school.

    For detailed guidelines in pre-law, students should consult the pre-law adviser in their major department. For broader information on pre-law at IUP, contact Dr. Gwen Torges (pictured above with students), the director of the Pre-Law program, at

    In addition to pre-law programs, IUP is also active in Mock Trial, which also helps prepare students for law school by giving them hands on experience in the courtroom. In 2015, Emily Gaertner, a Philosophy/pre-law major, won Best All-Region Attorney with a near perfect score at the American Mock Trial Association. Pictured below, Gaertner and her co-counsels work on their case.

    Plaintiff council in action