Most accredited law schools have no specific requirements for a pre-law program, but prefer a bachelor’s degree in the liberal arts. To be best prepared for the LSAT and law school, it is most important that you develop your thinking, writing and speaking skills through a variety of courses and experiences, and gain a critical understanding of human behavior, institutions and values. 

In Concordia University, Nebraska’s pre-law program, you’ll receive a broad foundation in  

  • critical thinking 
  • oral communication  
  • written communication  
  • general research skills  

to prepare you to succeed at the law school of your choice and ultimately find your career in the legal profession. 

120 credit hours
98% career outcome rate1
15:1 Student-to-faculty ratio

Learn to uphold the law and protect your client’s rights. 

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Program Highlights


3+3 Law School Partnerships 

Concordia offers 3+3 Law School Partnerships with Creighton University, University of Missouri. Through these partnerships, you will complete 3 years of college at Concordia and 3 years of law school at the partner school of your choice. Your first year of law school counts as the last year of your bachelor’s degree. 



Concordia students have interned with organizations such as: 

  • FBI 
  • Seward Police Department  
  • Seward County Court System  
  • Lancaster County Sheriff’s Department  
  • Nebraska State Penitentiary  
  • Nebraska Department of Corrections’ Diagnostic and Evaluation Center 
  • Lancaster County Drug Court
  • Seward County Attorney's Office


As experts in Pre-law, our faculty and instructors bring years of experience to the classroom. 

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Grant Lammers
Blair, Nebraska

The main goal in the pre-law program is to build skills in critical thinking, problem solving, research, writing and editing, and critical reading. We spend a lot of time thinking about people’s rights, which is crucial. Protecting the freedoms of people is the most important aspect of any criminal justice vocation, especially within law enforcement.


Concordia University, Nebraska is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. 

Degree Goals

A pre-law graduate from Concordia University, Nebraska will be able to:  

  • Demonstrate analytical and problem-solving skills 
  • Interpret and examine written texts critically 
  • Develop written and spoken arguments 
  • Learn to define and apply fundamental aspects of U.S. and/or international legal systems 

Career Outcomes

Public Defender 

  • Be appointed by the court to represent the accused in criminal cases 
  • Provide competent defense for your client 

Private Lawyer 

  • Represent clients in criminal and civil litigations and other legal proceedings 
  • Draw up legal documents and advise clients on legal transactions 


  • Assist people in discussing and settling disputes such as commercial transactions, personal injury, divorce, domestic relations, etc. 
  • Be an impartial third party 


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