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Pre-law programs

Waterloo can help with your first step to becoming a lawyer: earning an undergraduate degree. 

Most law schools require at least 3 years of university studies before applying. Waterloo's 100+ undergraduate programs are excellent preparation for law school and graduates practise in many different areas of law.

While Waterloo doesn't offer a law program, our Legal Studies program provides an interdisciplinary understanding of law and the legal system. The program can be a great pathway to law school – and you'll gain important skills for careers in law, policy development, and research by taking classes in a variety of related areas. 

  • English: learn about rhetoric and how it can help you make a case
  • Speech communication: improve your public speaking, interviewing, speech writing

So how do you select a pre-law program to take?

Selecting a pre-law program comes down to which undergraduate program you'll most enjoy. Choose something that excites you and in which you'll do well academically. Reviewing the admission requirements for Ontario's law schools will ensure that you properly prepare for applying to law school.