With its emphasis on honing careful, evidence-based analysis and argumentation through the Core curriculum, a UChicago education provides students with the skills to succeed at the nation’s top law schools and develop into thoughtful legal professionals. UChicago Careers in Law (UCIL) offers individualized advising, career exploration panels, and Treks to law schools and employers
Law schools tend to seek candidates with rigorous liberal arts backgrounds rather than exhaustive preparation in a specific discipline. While many students pursue a major in the social sciences—economics, political science, or history—growing numbers of law school applicants study the humanities, physical sciences, and biological sciences. Because UChicago’s curriculum stresses clear thinking, writing, and argumentation, any program of study can provide a solid basis for a career in law.
In addition, UChicago students benefit from the opportunity to take courses that will provide background knowledge for specific areas of law through the Pozen family Center for Human Rights, Program on the Global Environment, and Center for International Studies.
The University of Chicago is home to one of the country's preeminent law schools, and the Chicago Law Scholars Program provides substantial merit scholarships to select College alumni who go on to attend it.
Like all UChicago Careers In programs, UCIL is open to students of any major.