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College of Arts and Sciences

The American Bar Association states that undergraduates can be admitted to law school from almost every academic discipline. 

Students are encouraged to pursue a broad, yet rigorous liberal arts education in areas of study that develop:

  • research and writing skills
  • analytic/problem solving skills
  • critical reading abilities
  • oral communication/ listening abilities

3/3 Program with Accredited Law Schools

Consistent with the advice of law school admissions counselors, Doane does not offer a formal "pre-law" major.

However, you can earn degrees from Doane University and an accredited law school in a 6-year period through the college's law school 3/3 program. Students who are admitted to an accredited law school, including the University of Nebraska Law School, may receive a bachelor's degree from Doane University if the student meets all graduation requirements of Doane University and successfully completes the first year of law school.


Law School Placement after Doane:

Doane graduates have an excellent record of admission to leading law schools. Regionally, these include:

  • Creighton University
  • University of Nebraska
  • University of Kansas
  • University of South Dakota

Nationally, Doane has recently had admissions to such prestigious law schools as the:

  • University of Michigan
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Virginia
  • Seton Hall
  • George Mason University
  • University of Minnesota

Personalized Attention

Dr. Wendy Hind, is available to help students select courses that provide the rigorous academic experience necessary to help students learn to think critically and communicate both in written and verbal form. These skills will help students strengthen their academic profile and gain admission to law school.

Pre-Law Advising Contact:

Wendy Hind, JD, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Business


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Learning Environment

Outside the Doane Classroom

Attend a Doane Sponsored Pre-law Event: Those students interested in pre-law have various opportunities to learn about law school and legal careers outside of the classroom. The college sponsors annual trips to both Creighton and UNL law schools. There are also meetings throughout the academic year designed to inform and educate pre-law students on everything from the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) to career opportunities and financial aid.

Job Shadow:

Spend a day or a week working with a legal professional.


Explore the option of an academic credit or career experience internship.

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