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Pre-Law Concentration

Paris-Yarbrough, class of 2012, currently a student at the University of St. Thomas Law School.
Paris Yarbrough (’13), a student at the University of St. Thomas School of Law.

The Pre-law concentration in Political Science can provide valuable preparation for law school and a career in the legal profession. This major provides training in critical and reflective thinking, analytic skills, public speaking and professional writing, research skills, and substantive knowledge of the workings of the U.S. and other legal systems.

Graduates of our department have gone on to law schools in the Twin Cities and across the nation. Some students go on to law school immediately after graduating, but many others will work for a few years first. Because of our small size, we get to know our students very well, so no matter how long it’s been since you graduated, you can be sure we’ll remember you and be happy to help with the process of applying to law school. In addition, because of our large number of students who have gone on to successful legal careers, there are many experienced lawyers you can turn to for advice, alumni who are very willing to help out the newest generation of Auggies.

Internships can also increase your experience with the law. Although law firms often prefer applicants who are currently enrolled in law school, there are a wide variety of other internships that can provide exposure to the legal and lawmaking process.

Tami Diehm, class of 1993
Tami Diehm (’93), shareholder at Winthrop & Weinstein law firm.

Careers in Law

A law career provides opportunities for work in all areas of the economy, the public sector, and in international arenas. Augsburg University graduates have had successful careers in private practice and with local and national law firms, in areas such as family, immigration, corporate, and public law. Other alums have gone into the public sector, working in local, state, and national government. The Strommen Career and Internship Services Office can also provide help with exploring career opportunities.



Contact information:

Andy Aoki, Professor and Chair, Dept. of Political Science,; 612-330-1634.

Milda Hedblom, Pre-law Advisor, Professor and Attorney, Dept. of Political Science,; 612-330-1197.

Pre-Law Concentration in Political Science Planning Sheet