Justitia et Aequitas per Veritas et Rationem

The Hampton University Pre-Law Institute (HUPLI) is a comprehensive pre-law program that features carefully curated courses designed to prepare students for success in law school or graduate study in other related disciplines. Resident in the Department of Political Science, History & International Studies within Hampton University’s School of Liberal Arts & Education (SLAE), HUPLI is available to all Hampton University students regardless of major.
                   For Additional Information Email HUPLI or call: (757) 728-6083

The Core Components of HUPLI’s Pre-Law Program:

  • Pre-Law Curriculum: Includes a 18-credit hour course curriculum designed to introduce students to core legal principles and further develop students’ high-level logical reasoning, analytical, and critical thinking skills. HUPLI’s course offerings include, but are not limited to, Introduction to Logic & Scientific Methods, Legal Theory, Constitutional Law/Civil Rights, and Legal Research & Writing.
  • Individualized Pre-Law Advisement: Each student receives personalized advisement regarding course selection and the law school application process, e.g., Personal Statement and Essay consultation and editing; assistance in identifying “best fit” law schools and/or graduate programs; assistance in securing internships, fellowships, and scholarships. 
  • Professional LSAT Preparation: By way of Hampton University’s partnership with Kaplan, Inc., HUPLI students have access to Kaplan’s LSAT Prep Courses (a $1,500 to $2,000 value) at no additional cost to students. 
  • Exposure & Access to Legal Community: Through HUPLI’s partnerships with law schools, law firms, local and national bar associations and other organizations in the legal community, HUPLI students engage with organizations and practicioners who are committed to providing access to a myriad of educational and professional opportunities. Hampton University’s vast network of alumni, including attorneys, judges and other professionals in the legal and law-adjacent professions, serve as a committed and valuable resource to HUPLI students.