Pre-Law - transfer major

Faculty Adviser

Janet Campbell: 503-491-7430 | Room AC2667 |


Because of the many options that allow students to pursue a law degree, contact Janet Campbell for custom advising.

According to the American Bar Association, "There is no single path that will prepare you for a legal education." Those who end up seeking a law degree come from many college majors, such as: 

  • History
  • English
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Economics
  • Business
  • Art 
  • Music
  • Science / Mathematics
  • Engineering
  • And many more

Important skills for pre-law students to build and improve upon include:

  • Problem solving
  • Critical thinking and reading
  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Building relationships and collaborating
  • Oral communication
  • Effective listening
  • Research
  • Organization
  • Management

Transfer Outcomes

The primary objective of MHCC's transfer programs is to fulfill general education requirements and prepare students for transferring to bachelor's degree programs. MHCC identifies the following core institutional outcomes as program outcomes for its transfer programs:

  • Communication
  • Cultural competence
  • Quantitative reasoning and analysis
  • Information literacy
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Skills to promote personal wellness
  • Civic and social responsibility