Summer 2024: Read, Watch, Listen

Summer can be a great time to check out a new book, series, or podcast. Whether you are relaxing by the beach, reading for pleasure, or want to binge a new show, we’ve got you covered!

Every spring we survey our students and alumni on suggested picks. Check out some old favorites and new suggestions below!


Legally Blonde always makes the list of prelaw favorites. Check out a few other favorites from this year! Are there any you would add to the list?

Erin Brockovich

On the Basis of Sex

Just Mercy


My Cousin Vinny

A Civil Action


The Coldest Winter Ever

Out of My Mind

The Lincoln Lawyer

The Book Thief

I’ll Be Gone In The Dark

TV Shows




Parks & Recreation

Partner Track

Looking for more ideas?

Check out these posts from 2022 and 2023, lots of great options from prior students, professors, current law students, and more to keep you entertained all summer long!!

2023 – 2024 Year In Review

The 2023 – 2024 academic year was busy and filled with many successes! To our UIUC pre-law students and alumni, congratulations on a successful academic year and application cycle!

We thank our UIUC pre-law student & alumni leaders, law expert volunteers, and all those who helped support our over 1500 prelaw Illini this academic year!

Read below for some highlights from this year!

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May Snapshot

Welcome May!

The end of the school year is finally here! As you wrap up your end-of-semester obligations and begin looking to the summer, check the blog regularly for updates and new information – including summer programs, updates, and tips!  

We hope you have a successful end to the semester and a wonderful start to your summer!  Be sure to stay in touch with any questions you may have!

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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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