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How to Be a Lawyer

Motlow's Pre-Law program prepares students for a university bachelors degree followed by three years of law school. Our program develops a basic understanding of the intricacies of our judicial system.

It is not easy. Lawyers study an enormous amount of material and make life-changing decisions.

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Degree Types


Tennessee Transfer Pathways (TTPs) enable you to complete your degree at Motlow and then transfer to any Tennessee public university, and several Tennessee private universities to complete your bachelor’s degree. The Associate of Science degrees include specific science requirements and electives. 


Tennessee Transfer Pathways (TTPs) enable you to complete your degree at Motlow and then transfer to any Tennessee public university, and several Tennessee private universities to complete your bachelor’s degree. The Associate of Arts degrees include specific arts requirements and electives.

Practical Experience

In addition to the core curriculum, the Pre-Law program introduces:

  • Structure and function of our judicial system
  • Legal and regulatory side of business
  • Torts, contracts and business ethics
  • Structure and function of local government
  • Causes, effects and solutions to environmental issues
  • Effects of lifestyle choice on our community, society, and economy
  • Basic micro and macroeconomic principles

Career Opportunities

  • Corporate Attorney
  • Court Administrator
  • Criminal Prosecutor
  • District Attorney
  • Drug Enforcement Agent
  • FBI Agent
  • IRS Agent
  • Judge
  • Lawyer/Attorney
  • Lobbyist
  • Mediator
  • Politician
  • Professor
  • Public Defender
  • Research Lawyer
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