Overview

Trinity students who prepare for a career in law have a strong liberal arts education, focusing on strengthening their high-order learning, oratory, research, and writing skills.

While there is not any required curriculum to attend law school, students are urged to visit a member of the Pre-Law Advisory Committee to prepare for law school (e.g, course selection, experiential learning, and the application process).

Fast Facts
  • Adheres to policy of American Association of Law Schools
  • Students who express an interest in law school can meet with a pre-law adviser their first semester through graduation to help reach their academic, career, and life goals.
  • Trinity students interested in law school have interned in the federal district courts and the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • 88-94 percent of students who apply to law school are admitted
Classroom full of students

 


What You'll Study


Faculty

Wise Counsel

Trinity students establish personal relationships with a wide range of invested, interdisciplinary faculty at the top of their respective fields.

John Hermann
John Hermann, Ph.D.
Program Director
Associate Professor, Political Science
LadyStacie Rimes-Boyd
LadyStacie Rimes-Boyd, J.D.
Assistant Director for Programming & Marketing

Student Opportunities

Research Opportunities

Students have earned internships with institutions such as the Bexar County courthouse, Federal Judges, and more.
 

Internships

Internships in law or law-related fields are available through a number of departments.
 

Student Organizations

Trinity Pre-law Society 
The society provides information, advice, guest speakers, and social activities. 

Mock Trial Club
A competitive organization that seeks to instill members with the ideals of the legal system while teaching forensic and interpersonal skills, and that strives for success at the state and national levels. Individuals will build teamwork skills, analytical abilities, and receive coaching from Trinity alumni with extensive legal experience.


Events

Pre-Law Nacho Hour
Students can network with representatives from various law schools over a San Antonio staple: loaded nachos. Discover more about your options for law school in this informal setting.

Practice LSAT 
Every Friday, Director for Academic Support Betty Curry proctors a practice LSAT for interested students.


When You Graduate

Precedent of Success

By graduation, Tigers are skilled communicators and creative thinkers, possessing critical understanding of institutions and values with which the law deals. These students are typically ready to excel at their LSATs as rising or current seniors.

Careers

Trinity has a long history of preparing students to pursue law or law-related careers. Most law school graduates enter traditional areas of law. There are also significant opportunities in areas including public affairs and business management.

Graduate Schools or Programs:

  • Columbia University Law School
  • Duke Law School
  • Georgetown Law
  • Harvard Law School
  • New York University School of Law
  • Stanford Law School
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Michigan Law
  • University of Texas

Career Areas:

  • Business Management
  • Law
  • Public Affairs

Notable Companies who have Hired Trinity Graduates:

  • Akin and Gump
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Norton Rose Fulbright
  • U.S. Department of Justice

 


Take the next step

Have more questions or want more information? Learn more about becoming a Tiger, and how you can accelerate what’s next for your education.