Pre-Law Advisor: Business Law Faculty Mentors
Fall 2013 Office Hours
Although the American Bar Association has advised that a pre-law undergraduate major is not necessary to attend law school, some students who major in Business Law may be interested in becoming lawyers. The decision to go to law school is often difficult. Preparing to apply for law school involves thoughtful and serious reflection. There are many factors that law school admissions committees will consider about your background and interests, your achievements, and your performance on the admissions exam and in your undergraduate studies.
All Business Law department faculty members are attorneys who can give advice to prospective law students. In addition, the following information, prepared by one of our faculty members, should prove helpful.
For more information please follow the link "You Can Get There From Here: A Beginner's Guide to Getting Into Law School" by Melanie Stallings Williams, J.D., department chair and professor of Business Law and former director of the COBAE Graduate Program.
There is a variety of useful information on the internet regarding law school preparation, the application process, and the law school experience. You may find the following websites to be particularly helpful.
Law School Admission Council
This site contains useful information about registering for and taking the LSAT, as well as information about applying to law school.
Internet Legal Resources Guide Pre-Law Student Services
This useful site contains information and links to information ranging from taking the LSAT and law school rankings to applying to law schools and financial aid.
Graduate School Guide
This site has information and links to law schools and graduate programs in other fields.
In addition to information about financial aid and links to student-oriented websites, you can "visit" and take a virtual tour of many university campuses using interactive maps, college web-cams, online video tours, campus photos.
U.S. News & World Report's Graduate School Rankings
Law school rankings and other graduate school rankings appear on this site.
Legal Learning for Pre-Law Students
This site contains useful information about preparing and surviving law school.
Association of American Law Schools
You can find links here to all of the law school programs accredited by the American Bar Association.
JURIST: Life in Law School
This site contains a number of links describing what the law school experience is like for entering students.
Embark.com: Going to Law School
You will find information here on preparing for, choosing, applying to, and financing law school.
Preparing for Legal Education
This is the American Bar Association's official statement about preparing for law school.
Legal Writing Prep
Legal Writing: Plain and Simple.
LSAT Test Preparation Courses
The Tseng College offers preparation test