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College of Arts & Sciences




Kevin Conley

Associate Professor of Business & Economics

Business & Economics

From Classroom to Courtroom


The pre-law interdisciplinary minor is designed to match seamlessly with students’ other interests, whether that’s mass media, psychology, or business.

95% of Baker students who apply to law school are admitted to either their first or second choice.

 Students work with a pre-law advisor to create a course of study that prepares them for law school. The advisor also helps find internship opportunities. Guided by faculty with extensive legal expertise and Baker’s well-rounded liberal arts education, you will develop the skills, knowledge, and confidence that law schools prize.

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Perfect Prep

Baker’s liberal arts curriculum develops essential skills for anyone entering the legal profession. In recent years, several Baker grads have received full-ride fellowships to law programs across the country.

Law Early Admission Program | LEAP 3+3

The 3+3 model was developed to reduce the students’ total legal education costs and allow these students to enter the job market earlier and develop relationships with Washburn University law professors while they are still enrolled in Baker’s undergraduate programs.The Law Early Admission Program (LEAP) allows academically talented and highly motivated undergraduate students at Baker to matriculate to Washburn University School of Law after three years.

“Washburn Law has always had outstanding Baker students over time. This program is great for both Baker University and Washburn University School of Law, but the real winners in this program are the outstanding Baker University students who will have the opportunity to accelerate their undergraduate studies in order to begin legal studies with the goal of becoming a successful lawyer and having a career in law.”
—Thomas J. Romig, dean of Washburn University School of Law

The LEAP Advantage

Baker’s pre-law advisor will identify candidates for LEAP early in their Baker career. LEAP students will participate in activities sponsored by Washburn Law and Baker that demonstrate the critical thinking, legal analysis, technical writing, and oral communication skills and competencies essential to success in law school. Washburn Law faculty and staff will develop mentor relationships with LEAP students still attending classes on Baker’s campus.

Pre-Law Club

The pre-law minor consists of 18 credit hours of required and elective courses and participation in the Baker University Pre-Law Club, which supports students’ preparation for the law school application process. This includes preparing for the Law School Admission Test, choosing target law schools, and writing personal statements and essays.

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What do pre-law students major in?

  • Business
  • History
  • International studies
  • Mass media
  • Psychology
  • Philosophy
  • Sociology
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Where do Baker students go to law school?

  • University of Kansas
  • University of Missouri at Columbia
  • Georgetown University
  • George Washington University
  • Washburn University
  • University of Missouri at Kansas City
  • Creighton University
  • Brigham Young University
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Denver, Sturm College of Law
  • Duke University
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Gonzaga University
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Pre-Law Core Course Work

Elective Course Work

Pre-Law Advisor

Our pre-law advisor will point you toward undergraduate courses that will prepare you for law school, suggest internship possibilities, help you choose potential law schools, and provide guidance as you go through the application process.

Kevin Conley, JD, CPA
Assistant Professor of Business & Economics
B.A. University of Northern Iowa, J.D. University of Iowa College of Law
Expertise: business law, income taxes
Office: Mabee 207

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