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Person facing away from camera out at a courtroomGain the academic background and relationships that are vital in the law school application process. Law schools and the American Bar Association stress a commitment to promoting justice and serving others. Aquinas offers an array of co-curricular and volunteer opportunities which provide students with opportunities to serve.The Pre-Law Advising Program Committee is a network of lawyers, faculty and staff committed to assisting students in the selection of an appropriate curriculum, the construction of an application to law school, and the consideration of career opportunities in law. Aquinas hosts representatives of law schools in Michigan each fall semester. Additionally, trips to national law school fairs are coordinated.



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Student Learning Outcomes. There are generic types of knowledge that one should possess in order to have a full appreciation of the legal system in general, to understand how disputes might be resolved, to understand and apply various legal principles and standards, and to appreciate the context in which a legal problem or dispute arises.

  1. Students will demonstrate a broad understanding of history (particularly American).\
  2. Students will demonstrate a fundamental understanding of political thought and philosophy.
  3. Students will demonstrate a basic understanding of ethical theory and theories of justice.
  4. Students will demonstrate a grounding in economics, particularly elementary micro-economic theory.
  5. Students will demonstrate some basic mathematical and financial skills.
  6. Students will demonstrate a basic understanding of human behavior and social interaction.
  7. Students will demonstrate an understanding of diverse cultures within and beyond the United States.
  8. Students will demonstrate skills in writing, oral communication, and general research.
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Moot Court

Make Your Case!

Moot Court is a national undergraduate forensic competition where students (working in pairs) argue before the U.S. Supreme Court a nationally selected case for the competitions. Learn more



Occupation Job Summary Entry-Level Education 2022 Median Pay
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators Arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators facilitate negotiation and dialogue between disputing parties to help resolve conflicts outside of the court system. Bachelor's degree $64,030
Court Reporters Court reporters create word-for-word transcriptions at trials, depositions, and other legal proceedings. Some court reporters provide captioning for television and real-time translation for deaf or hard-of-hearing people at public events, in business meetings, or in classrooms. Postsecondary nondegree award $63,560
Judges and Hearing Officers Judges and hearing officers apply the law by overseeing the legal process in courts. They also conduct pretrial hearings, resolve administrative disputes, facilitate negotiations between opposing parties, and issue legal decisions. Doctoral or professional degree $128,610
Lawyers Lawyers advise and represent individuals, businesses, and government agencies on legal issues and disputes. Doctoral or professional degree
Paralegals and Legal Assistants Paralegals and legal assistants perform a variety of tasks to support lawyers, including maintaining and organizing files, conducting legal research, and drafting documents. Associate's degree $59,200

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics


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Alumni Profiles

AQ grads are thankful for the small class sizes that allow them to form personal relationships with professors.