Pre-Health & Pre-Law

If you are interested in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, other healthcare fields or law, you can complete a UW Tacoma undergraduate degree and many prerequisites required of the professional program in which you are interested. Please note that pre-health and pre-law are not undergraduate majors at UW Tacoma, but rather refer to anyone who is considering going to medical or law school after completing an undergraduate degree. 

Your academic advisor will support your exploration of preperation for and application to professional programs (schedule an appointment).

Pursing Law School?

Below are snapshots of law schools in Washington State, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and California (limited). 

Washington

Oregon

University of Oregon

Application Deadlines

September 1 - Applications opens

Areas of Focus

  • Business and Corporate Law
  • Civil Rights and Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Practice
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Environmental and Natural Resources Law
  • Family, Child, and Elder Law
  • Indian Law
  • International Law
  • Public Law and Policy
  • Sports Law

Scholarships

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Website

https://law.uoregon.edu/

Lewis & Clark

Application Deadlines

Oct. 1 - Application opens

March 15 - Priority application deadline

Areas of Focus

  • Business Law
  • Center for Animal Law Studies
  • Criminal Law
  • Environmental and Natural Resources Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Law
  • Public Interest Law
  • Summer Session
  • Tax Law

Scholarships

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Website

http://law.lclark.edu/

Willamette University

Application Deadlines

November 15 – Early Decision Application Deadline.

March 1 – Regular Decision Application Deadline.

Website

http://www.willamette.edu/law

Concordia University*

Application Deadlines

March 1 - Application Deadline

Scholarships

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Website

http://law.cu-portland.edu/

*ABA Provisional Accreditation

Idaho

University of Idaho 

Application Deadlines

The application is available by the end of October each year

March 15 - Priority application deadline

Areas of Focus

  • Business Law and Entrepreneurship
  • Intellectual Property and Technology Law
  • Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Native American Law
  • Natural Resources and Environmental Law

Scholarships

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Website

https://www.uidaho.edu/law

Montana

University of Montana

Application Deadlines

March 15 - Priority application deadline. Decisions are made on a rolling basis. Late applications and June LSAT scores will be considered as space permits.

Areas of Focus

  • American Indian Law
  • Natural Resources and Environmental Law

Scholarships

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Website

http://www.umt.edu/law/

California

 

Below are snapshots of the top 5 law schools, according to the U.S. News and World Report, in the United States 

Yale University

Yale University

Application Deadlines

Late October - Applications opens

February 28 – Application Deadline. Most applicants will receive a final response by the end of April.

Areas of Focus

  • Administrative Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Corporate & Commercial Law
  • Criminal Justice
  • Environmental Law
  • Human Rights Law
  • International Law
  • IT & Media Law
  • Law & Health
  • Law Teaching
  • Legal History
  • Public Interest Law

Scholarships

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Website

https://www.law.yale.edu/

Harvard University

Harvard University 

Application Deadlines

Oct. 1 - Application opens

February 1 – Application Deadline

Areas of Focus

  • Law and Government
  • Law and Business
  • International and Comparative Law
  • Law, Science, and Technology
  • Law and Social Change
  • Criminal Justice
  • Law and History

Scholarships

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Website

http://hls.harvard.edu/

Columbia University

Columbia University

Application Deadlines

September 1 - Applications opens

November 15 - Early Decision Program application deadline.

February 15 - Regular Decision Deadline

Website

http://web.law.columbia.edu/

Stanford University

Stanford University  

Application Deadlines

September 1 - Application opens

February 1 - Priority application deadline

Areas of Focus

  • Criminal Law
  • Health and Law Policy
  • International and Comparative Law
  • Law and Public Policy
  • Law, Economic and Business
  • Law, Science and Technology
  • Public Service and Public Interest Law

Scholarships

Click here for list of scholarships

Website

https://law.stanford.edu/

University of Chicago

University of Chicago  

Application Deadlines

August 15 - Application opens

Dec. 1 - Early Decision Program & Chicago Law Scholars Application Deadline

March 1 – Regular Decision Application Deadline

Scholarships

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Website

http://www.law.uchicago.edu/

 

Learn more about preparing for law school

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