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D’Youville College

Pre-Law
Take a look at D’Youville
Thanks for your interest in D’Youville College! We hope you’ll take a closer look at who we are and the many advantages we offer. Your college education will soon become one of your most valuable assets. A degree from D’Youville can open many doors for you and help ensure future success in the career of your choice. We take great pride in the quality of education we provide and in the respect that D’Youville graduates are given in the working world.

Advantages that set us apart
• All courses taught in the liberal arts majors used by pre-law students have an enrollment under 30 students. • A strong English composition course begins your skills, a writing intensive program expands those skills throughout your college career. • The business and constitutional law courses are at the forefront of those fields. • Liberal arts and business majors have a required internship, which can be used to explore an area of legal employment. • There is an inexpensive LSAT Legal Scholastic Aptitude Test preparation course as part of the pre-law minor. • You will have a knowledgeable pre- law advisor available to you at all times.

DYC Campus Profile
Freshman Students High school average 85 percent attained a B or better Class rank 75 percent of students in the top 50 percent of their class SAT scores Middle range from 900 to 1,200 ACT average: 21 Transfer Students Quality Point Average: 2.9

Dedicated faculty who help make the D’Youville difference
At D’Youville, all your classes, labs and seminars will be taught by talented, dedicated faculty members who are at the forefront of their fields – never by teacher aides or assistants. We take your education very seriously, and we’re committed to educating you for life.

Come see for yourself
If you haven’t already made a visit, don’t hesitate to make an appointment with one of our admissions counselors and tour the campus. We’d be happy to answer any of your questions and provide you with all the information you need about attending D’Youville College, one of Western New York’s foremost institutions of higher learning. For more information, call (716) 829-7600 or 1 (800) 777-3921. We look forward to hearing from you.

Preparing for a career in Law
The law is embedded in all aspects of society. Law schools want individuals with wide-ranging interests and ideas. (They plan to teach you the law.) Students prepare for law school by choosing a major they like and is well suited to them. Majors such as history, philosophy, sociology, psychology, English and business are common in law school (but any degree is acceptable). Recognizing the above, D’Youville has created a pre-law minor to help you focus on your legal career. The minor includes courses in economics, business, politics and law–areas in which a vast majority of lawyers work. The minor also includes a course in logic which is basic to legal ideas and to preparation for the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT), required for entrance into law school. Additionally, students in this minor take extra writing intensive courses to maintain and develop writing skills, an ability the legal profession requires. Students with the pre-law minor have a pre-law advisor to help them examine the range of law school options. An LSAT preparation course will be available in your senior year.

Career Opportunities in your field

A good attorney is always in demand! And, since the law is the cornerstone of how our society functions, lawyers and the practice of law will always be needed to resolve disputes, regulate our affairs and pursue the cause of justice. Career opportunities in law will continue to grow and expand in the foreseeable future. Qualified attorneys may find job opportunities in all levels of government, law firms, private industry, the military or in private practice. No matter what kind of law you choose to practice, the profession will always find a place for those who excel in the craft. A career in law still remains a well-established and lauded profession for those who choose to make the commitment.

D’Youville College 320 Porter Avenue Buffalo, NY 14201 Phone: 1 (800) 777-3921 or (716) 829-7600 Fax: (716) 829-7900 E-mail: admissions@dyc.edu Web site: www.dyc.edu

NoTe: The information contained herein is subject to change. This publication cannot be considered as a binding agreement between the student and the college. D’Youville College reserves the right to alter or amend the terms, conditions, and requirements herein, and to eliminate programs or courses as necessary. 10/09

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