Sociology and Political Science

Student Clubs and Activities

Political science students, joined by Pi Sigma Alpha advisor Dr. Jennifer Anderson, participating in the Election Night Watch Party sponsored by Pi Sigma Alpha, the Student Government Association, and the College Democrats and College Republicans.


Pi Sigma Alpha

Pi Sigma Alpha is the national political science honor society. Criteria:

  • Junior or Senior with 3.0 overall GPA
  • 3.0 GPA in political science coursework
  • Must have completed 12 political science hours

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Lori Maxwell

Mentoring Program - Pi Sigma Alpha coordinates the departmental mentoring program. Tutoring is available for both majors and non-majors in American Government 2210. Study groups available upon request.

Brown Bag Symposia - offered by Pi Sigma Alpha to all majors. Speakers are invited to provide information on internship opportunities, applying for law schools, faculty research, or advising changes.

Tennessee Tech Pre-Law Club


Tech’s Pre-Law Club is open to any major who is interested in pre-law activities. The faculty sponsor for TTU Pre-Law is Dr. Lori Maxwell, Professor of Political Science: The Pre-Law Club participates in many exciting activities on campus each year including service, hosting Law School recruiters, competing in Moot Court, sponsoring PowerScore study sessions and providing assistance for the LSAT (the Law School Admissions Test). Check out the Calendar of Events below to see what is planned and to stay updated on important dates.

The TTU Pre-Law Club offers informational sessions for regional law school forums. In state, Belmont, Memphis, and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville send representatives to Tech at least once a year with some visiting regularly. The Pre-Law Club also offers a PowerScore LSAT study prep session (at a discounted rate to dues-paying members of the Pre-Law Club), with instructors who have scored in the top percentiles on the LSAT, coming to our campus at least once a year- more sessions can be available depending upon student registration. Coming this spring 2013, we will also be one of the only undergraduate institutions in the state of Tennessee to offer an undergraduate b LAWg, where Pre-Law Club students can contact our recent TTU alumni who are in law school or who are already practicing attorneys to ask their Pre-Law advice. Watch for links on this page!

For the past five years, Tech Pre-Law students have competed in the AMC3 (Annual Moot Court) statewide Moot Court competition which has been added to the TISL (Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature) fall program. Tennessee Tech has done exceptionally well. Students- from various majors- won the state competition in 2009, won Top Lawyer in 2010, won Top Petitioner in 2008, won the Attorney General selection in 2011 and, as of 2012, TTU is only school to have made it to the AMC3 semi-finals all five years! To see the 2012 AMC3 Moot court case see


  • February 5 Pre-Law Officers Meeting
  • February 7 Pre-Law Meeting
  • February 9 2013 LSAT TEST DATE
  • February 16 High School Mock Trial Competition
  • February 26 Belmont Hosts Pre-Law Advisors for Informational Luncheon
  • March 5 Belmont Representatives at TTU: “Funding Your Legal Education”
  • May 18-19 PowerScore Session TTU
  • June 10, 2013 LSAT TEST DATE
  • October 5, 2013 LSAT TEST DATE
  • November 2, 2013 LSAC Atlanta Law School Forum
  • November 14-17, 2013 AMC3 Competition
  • December 7, 2013 LSAT TEST DATE