PRELAW PROGRAM

The best preparation for law school is a high-quality liberal arts education where you can develop outstanding writing, communication and critical-thinking skills. As a St. Bonaventure prelaw student, you will take classes that will hone these skills.

Model United Nations gives students valuable hands-on experience.The St. Bonaventure Prelaw Program includes a combination of instructional and advisory activities that are designed to facilitate admission into law school and success once there.

You will have a prelaw advisor who is available from the start to guide and support you. You will also have the direction of top-notch faculty, no matter what major you choose. You will have the opportunity to get hands-on experience through participation in the SBU Prelaw Society, the Mock Trial Team, the Model United Nations and various legal internships. By the time you graduate, you will be fully prepared to apply to the law school of your choice.

St. Bonaventure University, with its innovative liberal arts core, its commitment to academic excellence, and its dedication to the Franciscan values of citizenship and service, provides a unique opportunity to acquire the skills, knowledge, and values that you will need to meet the challenges of law school and beyond.

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SBU Mock Trial Team advances to opening round of national tournament

Feb 05, 2018 |

This past weekend, the SBU Mock Trial Team competed at the American Mock Trial Association’s State College Regional Tournament, hosted by Penn State University.

The SBU team was one of only seven teams to qualify to advance to the next stage of AMTA national tournament competition. Twenty-six teams competed at the regional event.

The next stop for the team is the Opening Round of the Championship Series in Lancaster, Pa., March 23-25.

In addition to the team’s success, three SBU mockers received individual awards in recognition of their outstanding performance at the regional tournament. Receiving all-regional attorney awards were Keegan Miller and Devin Geiger. Keegan is a senior philosophy major and the team’s captain. Devin is a junior philosophy major. Only 16 of 156 attorneys competing at the tournament received this award.

Trevor North, a sophomore political science major, received an all-regional witness award. Only 13 of 156 witnesses received this distinction. Congratulations to all three for outstanding performances. Way to mock!

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