“Castleton truly prepared me for law school.”
Castleton's Law Programs equip students to gain entrance to law school and pursue a successful career in the legal profession.
Law school applicants have traditionally majored in History, Political Science, Philosophy, English, Business, or Psychology, but any major offers good preparation for pre-law students. Law schools seek undergraduates who have a liberal arts degree and possess strong skills in writing, reading, research, and problem solving. Because of the breadth and depth of Castleton’s academic program, students who are successful here are highly attractive to law schools.
Pre-Law students are encouraged to join the Pre-Law Club and consult often with the Pre-Law Advisor. Castleton also provides many opportunities for pre-law students to participate in relevant extra-curricular activities (e.g. student government), do internships, and network with professionals in the field.
Vermont Law School is home to the country's top-rated environmental law program.
Any Castleton University student with a GPA of 3.0 or higher is guaranteed admission into any Vermont Law School master's program (Master of Environmental Law & Policy, Master of Energy Regulation and Law, Master of Food and Agriculture Law & Policy).
Vermont Law School guarantees admission into their JD program to any Castleton student whose GPA and LSAT score equal or exceed the median GPA and LSAT score of the current JD class at VLS.