Prepare for graduate study in law

There is no set curriculum required for admission to law school, and the American Bar Association does not recommend any specific undergraduate major or group of courses to prepare for a legal education. Law school admissions committees, however, agree that the most appropriate and beneficial preparation for law school is a traditional liberal arts education. It is important for students planning to pursue the study of law to take courses to refine their writing, research, critical thinking and argument formation skills. In addition to the fundamental skills listed above, there are some basic areas of knowledge that are helpful to a legal education, including a fundamental understanding of human behavior and social interaction, of American history, of political thought and of the contemporary American political system. It is also suggested that a student volunteer or intern with a law firm or a legal-rights organization. Students who choose this concentration, also have the option to pursue the Law Enforcement workforce certificate. The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies with a Pre-Law concentration prepares the student for graduate study in law.

Why You Should Choose Manor College

From the moment you start your first class at Manor College, you’ll notice our student-centered approach.  The courses you take here will be small, personalized and nurturing.  This will make you grow, not only  as a student, but as a person as well.  The Bachelor of Arts  degree program in Liberal Studies, Pre-Law concentration, will prepare you for successful graduate/professional study in law.

At Manor, you will develop transferrable skills that are valued by employers.  Writing, oral communication, critical thinking, problem-solving and the ability to research and analyze information are just a few of the many skills you’ll learn in this program. Open the door to possibilities by soaring in 4 and continuing your degree in the Bachelor of Art Liberal Studies, Pre-Law concentration.

Pre-Law Major Career Opportunities

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, experts say that Liberal Arts graduates enter a range of career fields because the skills they develop are applicable to nearly any job. Manor students who complete their Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies, Pre-Law concentration may enter into a variety of fields while practicing law including:

  • Business and Financial Services
  • Government
  • Court Administration
  • Education
  • Labor Relations
  • Social Services
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Insurance/Risk Management
  • Human Resources
  • Intellectual Property
  • Environmental Policy
  • Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement

How You Can Soar in 4

Current Manor College students who are interested in continuing their degree in the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies should contact Senior Associate Professor and Director of Liberal Studies, Mike Landis at For all other matters regarding a bachelor degree, students should contact Assistant Director of Academic Support and Retention, Dr. Diane Pevar, at

In March 2018, students are encouraged to meet with their Academic Advisor to submit a Change of Curriculum and register for Fall 2018 courses.

Are you a future Blue Jay? If so, click here to view the Admissions Requirements and start your application to Manor College today! Come for a visit of our campus, meet with an Admissions counselor and learn why You Belong Here at Manor College.

The Basil Guarantee

The Basil Guarantee is a tuition discount and exclusive benefit for all students enrolling in a Bachelor’s degree program. With the Basil Guarantee students who enroll in a bachelor’s degree at Manor College are eligible to receive  $2,000 off tuition for the final two years (junior/senior year) of the program.* The Basil Guarantee is a limited time offer that is available for all students who enroll (full-time) in the program between Fall 2018 and Spring 2020. Manor College offers 14 bachelor's degrees.

At Manor College, 97% of students receive financial aid, Manor is committed to making our personalized education experience possible for all students, both academically and financially. Manor College is also the best priced private Catholic college in the state of Pennsylvania and for the 2018-2019 academic year, Manor College has announced a tuition freeze, meaning the 2018/2019 tuition of $16,429/year and $17,199 for Allied Health students will not increase, but remain the same.

*The discount will be applied to the tuition costs for the final 60 credits of the respective Bachelor’s degree program
*Cannot be combined with other tuition discounts such as the Alumni Blue Jay Program
*The discount is applied to the remaining yearly balance after all institutional scholarships have ben applied (only to the point that is brings balance to a zero dollar amount.)
*Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress (2.0 cumulative GPA) throughout their time at Manor College to maintain the discount
*Discount will be applied to an applicant’s record at the start of the first credit of the final 60 credits of the bachelor program after the approval of the Financial Aid Office