The American Bar Association does "not recommend any particular group of undergraduate majors, or courses [because] the law is too multifaceted, and the human mind too adaptable, to permit such a linear approach to preparing for law school or the practice of law." Instead, students should take courses that emphasize careful analysis and problem solving, critical reading and writing and oral communication. Law schools also like to see examples of service to others and academic success in one's courses. The best preparation for law school, according to the ABA, is "taking difficult courses from demanding instructors." Luther, therefore, does not offer a prescribed program of prelaw study, but encourages students to take a rigorous liberal arts curriculum, choose a major that is both interesting and challenging, and explore the law through internships, if possible. We encourage students to consult with a prelaw advisor, either John Moeller or Steve Holland, as well as their regular faculty advisor in planning their program, and to take advantage of occasional prelaw forums on campus.
Luther offers a 3+3 program which allows a Luther student to apply for admission to a participating law school in the academic year prior to the student's projected graduation from Luther. See Professor John Moeller for details.