Pre-Law Information

Regardless of which major a student chooses, a student who intends to apply to law school is encouraged to pursue a broad liberal arts education which develops strong analytical, research, and communication skills. The Department of Political Science offers three public law courses: Introduction to American Law, American Civil Liberties, and the U.S. Constitution.

Stacie Jeffirs, the director of the Career Crossings office, is the College's pre-law adviser. She may be reached at Students should contact her for regarding the LSAT and general questions about applying to law school. Law School Admission Test (LSAT) information and registration booklets are available from the Career Crossings Office and at The following link answers frequently asked questions about law school: FAQ

Professor Sean J. Savage serves as the pre-law adviser for the Department of Political Science. He provides advice about law school to Political Science majors.

The Barbara P. and Edward M. O'Toole Scholarship will be awarded to an entering first year law student at Loyola University Chicago School of Law who is a graduate of Saint Mary's College. The criteria for selection is academic achievement and/or financial need. There is no formal application process. All candidates who meet the above criteria will be considered.