The Department of Government and Sociology continually seeks ways to carry out one of the University’s core values, namely to provide “An Expansive Undergraduate Educational Experience.” Recognizing that many Georgia College students are interested in continuing their studies after graduation, the department offers a Pre-Law program which is one of several pre-professional options on campus. The program is designed to prepare students for the rigors of law school and is led by Jennifer Hammack, J.D., Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Political Science.
Last year, 18 Georgia College graduates were accepted into law schools around the country, including Mercer, William and Mary, Cornell University, University of Chicago, and University of Georgia. Graduates received more than $2.35 million dollars in scholarship offers.
Courses such as Introduction to Law, Criminal Law and Procedure, Legal Research and Writing, and Constitutional Law serve as an excellent form of preparation. According to Andrew M. Whittaker ‘12, and University of Georgia, School of Law, Class of 2015, “The Pre-Law curriculum at Georgia College is largely responsible for my early academic success in a very difficult learning environment. Ultimately, if you want to go to Law School and compete at the highest level, you are hard pressed to find a place that will prepare you better than Georgia College."
Lauren Emma Harris, ‘12
A course of study in pre-law is compatible with a wide variety of majors and minors. The Pre-Law Program includes students from political science, music education, biology, English, history, psychology, and economics. A pre-law advisor is available to assist all students with the selection of courses while providing counseling and advising on law school admission requirements.
For more information on the Pre-Law Program in the Department of Government and Sociology, contact Jennifer Hammack at Jennifer.Hammack@gcsu.edu or 478-445-0944. You can find the Pre Law Society on Facebook.