Pre-Law at Hastings College
Hastings College has a robust pre-law advising program – combining coursework that requires complex reading and deep analysis with small class size and personal attention – that will help prepare you for the LSAT and success in law school.
At Hastings, you’ll be given the opportunity to be mentored by the pre-law adviser, Bruce Batterson, regardless of your major or majors. The pre-law program helps you choose the best curriculum to prepare you for law school while at the same time complete the majors and/or minors that most interest you.
Typically three to five students per graduating class at Hastings choose to go to law school.
Over the last five years, Hastings graduates have attended law school:
- Missouri and
- Missouri-Kansas City.
To be part of the pre-law advising program, there is no major or minor to declare, and there are no required classes. Guidance is provided through workshops, presentations, and multiple one-on-one meetings with the pre-law adviser. We also host forums that bring current law school deans and admissions personnel to campus for informational discussions.
Practice LSATs are administered free of charge and informal tutoring and study groups are fostered amongst the pre-law student body. When it comes time to apply, our faculty are happy to write letters of recommendation that give admissions committees an intimate picture of your strengths and talents, and will also work with you in crafting a great personal statement.