Pre-Law – Program Features
Maryville’s distinctive pre-law program includes a legal internship with a local court, law firm or government designed to help students explore careers in law and gain valuable experience before law school.
Pre-law students participate in the Maryville University Legal Association, which offers further exposure to the area’s legal field including speakers such as practicing attorneys, judges and law school admissions counselors.
Maryville alumni are partners in great national law firms, prosecutors, litigators and government officials.
Maryville is proud to work with numerous corporate and civic organizations in St. Louis and beyond through partnerships created in support of our academic programs and student opportunities. The list of the University's partners is long, impressive, and ever expanding: Rawlings, Mercy, St. Louis Public Schools, Parkway School District, Edward Jones, Northwestern Mutual, RGA, St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues, and Maritz, just to name a few.
Our partners provide students with opportunities to experience hands-on involvement in real-world projects, requiring them to hone market-ready skills even before they graduate. Students also experience a variety of work environments and develop a network of industry contacts through these partnerships, so Maryville graduates often have a competitive edge in the job market. In fact, many of our partners provide valuable internships—which can lead to full-time jobs with the firm or agency.