What is the American Bar Association?

In April, the American Bar Association (ABA) President, Mary Smith, will visit campus. This is an exciting and unique opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to connect with a national leader in the legal profession. In honor of Ms. Smith’s visit let’s take some time to learn more about the American Bar Association and why it is important to the U.S. legal system and the legal profession!

To learn more about unique opportunities for pre-law students to engage with Ms. Smith during her visit, click here!

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Summer & Fall 2024 Course Recommendations

It’s time to get excited for Summer and Fall courses! Each semester we receive many questions from pre-law students regarding courses helpful in preparation for law school in advance of course registration.  Pre-Law Advising has made a helpful chart with suggested classes pre-law students might find useful and interesting in planning and exploring a legal education to assist in this process.

In general, students interested in going to law school should take classes that focus on analytical and critical thinking, communication, research and writing, and when possible – legal topics of interest. The recommended course list includes classes from many different disciplines that might serve one, or more, of these goals. Take a look at the chart to find courses that are both interesting to you and will help build the necessary skills for law school.

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Let’s Talk About Financing Law School

Every year, PLAS meets with pre-law students and law school applicants to answer the question “How do I pay for law school?”

Law school can be expensive. Paying for law school will look different than paying for an undergraduate education. With the right knowledge, tools, and support you can make this process manageable and less intimidating. And PLAS is here to help.

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Law School Insider | The Classroom Experience

Welcome to Law School Insider! This newest installment of our series will feature insights from our Graduate Assistant about different aspects of the law school experience, highlighting the differences between law school and college over a variety of topics including classes, extracurriculars, finals, and more.

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Back to School | Spring Preview

Spring semester is here and this is an important time to look ahead at what you can do to best prepare yourself for your future law school adventures, including planning your spring task list, finalizing summer plans, and revisiting timelines.

Below are some suggested areas to prioritize this spring, depending on your place in the journey to law school. Also included are some January Application Tips for those who are submitting applications this January!

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