College Catalog: 2013-2014

Pre-Law Program


Mark S. Howenstein
Marta Vides
Jill Weiss

About the Program

Since its inception in 1971, Ramapo College has actively supported the professional law aspirations of its students through a variety of academic programs, career counseling, law school advisement, and student support services, such as clubs and law school fairs.

Ramapo graduates have attended such law schools as:

  • Yale
  • Rutgers
  • Seton Hall
  • Columbia
  • N.Y.U.
  • Fordham
  • C.U.N.Y.
  • Pace
  • New York Law
  • Villanova
  • Temple
  • Georgetown
  • George Washington
  • American
  • William and Mary
  • University of Colorado
  • Gonzaga
  • Pepperdine

These graduates have pursued careers in public service, corporate law, and private practice at local, state, and national levels.

Students admitted to law school are selected from a broad range of undergraduate majors. Therefore, if you are preparing for law school while at Ramapo, you are encouraged to pursue any major in which you excel. However, since legal education has become increasingly multidisciplinary, you may wish to take courses in such areas as legal history, public policy, social welfare, and environmental studies to enhance your pre-law preparation.

Ramapo’s Governor William T. Cahill Center for Experiential Learning and Career Services (link below) offers several programs and services to assist you with planning for a career in law. These programs include law school forums, cooperative education, and service learning opportunities. The Center offers minority support and career counseling services as well.

Cahill Center

The College supports the goals of law school-bound students through the Law and Society Club and its chapter of Phi Alpha Delta. Both offer many ways to improve your understanding of law through experiential field trips and guest speakers. Past experiential activities have included presentations by practicing attorneys and visits to the New Jersey Bar Association and the County Courts.

Finally, you are invited to call upon any of these faculty, staff, and College services to help you advance your aspirations in the law-related career goals you are considering.