Preparing for admission to law school.
Pre-Law Advising is an advising support program for students and alumni of the University of Arizona. The goal of this program is to offer you information and resources on the law school admission process.
Law schools encourage students to study in any discipline. There is not one major that is considered better than another for law school. Law schools are more interested in how well you do regardless of your chosen major. You should focus on developing excellent writing, research, and analytical skills. Follow your interests and strengths; do what you enjoy and you will do well. It is more important to do your best than to take a heavy course load. It is not beneficial to complete your degree a year or semester early just to impress law schools.
The A Center will help you access the information most applicable to you and let you know how Pre-Law Advising can best support you in your pursuit of your professional goals.
Pre-Law walk-in advising (for quick questions, ~5 minutes only) is held Tuesdays from 10:30-11:30am and Wednesdays from 1:30-2:30pm in The A Center, Bear Down Gym.
For more in-depth conversations about the Law School admissions process, please schedule a half-hour Pre-Law Advising appointment at this link: https://student.clasadvising.arizona.edu/
Pre-Law Week 2019 is October 21-24 at the University of Arizona, culminating in our 35th Annual Law School Information Expo on Thursday, October 24 from 12-3pm in the Student Union Grand Ballroom.
No registration is required to attend the Law Expo—just drop by the ballroom anytime between noon and 3pm on Thursday, October 24th to speak with representatives from 100 law schools across the U.S.
To register for the LSAT Preparation Strategies, Personal Statement Workshop, Learn S'more: Careers in Law, Law School Admissions Panel, or Financing your Legal Education Presentation, please visit: https://student.clasadvising.arizona.edu/
Login with your NetID and Password, choose “Add RSVP” and select “Pre-Law Workshop” from the drop-down menu. Choose the workshop you would like to attend and select “Book This.” There is no cost to attend these events, and they are open to students in any year, as well as alumni and members of the community. If you cannot use the eSMS scheduler to register for a workshop that you would like to attend, please email me to secure your registration.
The schedule of Pre-Law Week events is as follows:
Monday, October 21st: LSAT Preparation Strategies 3:00 – 4:00 pm, Student Union Agave Room
Tuesday, October 22rd: Personal Statement Workshop 3:00 – 4:00 pm, Student Union Agave Room
Wednesday, October 23rd: Learn S'more: Careers in Law 3:00 – 4:00 pm, Student Union Agave Room
Thursday, October 24th: Law School Admissions Panel 10:30 – 11:30 am Student Union Santa Cruz Room
Thursday, October 24th: 34th Annual Law Expo 12:00-3:00 pm Student Union Grand Ballroom
Thursday, October 24th: Financing Your Legal Education 3:00 – 4:00 pm Student Union Santa Cruz Room
The following schools are registered to bring representatives to the 35th Annual Law School Information Expo:
Albany Law School; American University Washington College of Law; Arizona State University - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law; Baylor Law School; Boston College Law School; Boston University School of Law; Brooklyn Law School; BYU Law; California Western School of Law; Campbell Law School; Capital University Law School; Cardozo School of Law; Case Western Reserve University School of Law; Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law; Chapman University Fowler School of Law; Charleston School of Law; Chicago-Kent College of Law; Cleveland-Marshall College of Law; Colorado Law; Columbia Law School; Concordia University School of Law; Cornell Law School; Creighton University School of Law; CUNY School of Law; DePaul University College of Law; Drexel University Kline School of Law; Duquesne University School of Law; Elon University School of Law; Emory University College of Law; Fordham Law School; Golden Gate University School of Law; Gonzaga University; Indiana University Maurer School of Law; Liberty University School of Law; Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center; Loyola Law School, Los Angeles; Loyola University Chicago School of Law; Loyola University New Orleans College of Law; Marquette University Law School; Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University; McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific; Michigan State University College of Law; Mitchell Hamline School of Law; New England Law, Boston; New York Law School; Northeastern University School of Law; Northwestern Pritzker School of Law; Notre Dame Law School; Penn State Law; Pepperdine University Law; Quinnipiac University School of Law; Roger Williams University School of Law; Rutgers Law School; Saint Louis University School of Law; Seattle University School of Law; Seton Hall Law School; South Texas College of Law Houston; Southwestern Law School; St. Thomas University School of Law; Stanford Law School; Suffolk University Law School; Texas A&M University School of Law; Texas Tech University School of Law; The George Washington University Law School; The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law; The University of Akron School of Law; The University of Michigan Law School; The University of New Mexico School of Law; The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law; Thomas Jefferson School of Law; Tulane University Law School; University of Arkansas Little Rock Wm. H. Bowen School of Law; UCLA School of Law; UConn School of Law; UIC John Marshall Law School; UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law; Univ. Houston Law Center; University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law; University of California, Berkeley, School of Law; University of Cincinnati College of Law; University of Denver, Sturm College of Law; University of Idaho College of Law; University of Iowa College of Law; University of Kansas School of law; University of La Verne College of Law; University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law; University of Minnesota Law School; University of Nevada, Las Vegas; University of Oregon School of Law; University of Pittsburgh School of Law; University of Richmond; University of San Diego School of Law; University of South Carolina School of Law; University of St. Thomas School of Law; University of Texas School of Law; University of Washington School of Law; University of Wisconsin Law School; University of Wyoming College of Law; USC Gould School of Law; USF School of Law; Vanderbilt Law School; Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law; Washburn University School of Law; Wayne State University Law School; Western Michigan University Cooley Law School; Western New England University School of Law; Willamette University College of Law