To law school...and beyond!

 

Welcome to Pre-Law Advising at KU! 

The Pre-Law Office is committed to supporting you throughout the process of thinking about, preparing for, and ultimately applying to law school. Whether you are a current KU student or alumna/us planning to attend law school in the future or a prospective student considering pursuing your undergraduate studies at the University of Kansas, we are here to help ensure that you have the necessary information to make informed choices.

If you are struggling to decide whether a career in the law is right for you, or if you need guidance in navigating the law school application labyrinth, this site will hopefully prove to be a useful resource. Bear in mind, however, that this web page is not intended to be an all-inclusive "how-to" manual for applying to law school. Rather, it is meant to serve as a starting point for meaningful inquiry, an inquiry that should canvass many sources for insights and perspectives.

KU has no officially prescribed Pre-Law major or program. This position is consistent with advice from law school deans and it is reiterated by the American Bar Association. Students are encouraged to pursue a challenging undergraduate program that fosters critical thinking, logical reasoning and effective writing. Your academic efforts should be enriched by extracurricular activities that promote awareness of a broad range of social issues, develop your leadership skills and challenge you to creatively and collaboratively solve problems. We look forward to working with you as you pursue your goal of attending law school.

If you are new to KU or just beginning to explore your interest in law, you will find the Pre-Law Advising Services and Pre-Law Preparation links below helpful in providing introductory information.  For additional information, please follow these steps:

  1. Sign up to receive Pre-Law Updates by email by contacting the Pre-Law Advisor.
  2. Attend a Pre-Law Basics Session or  Watch the Pre-Law Basics (KU ID required)
  3. Schedule an individual appointment with the Pre-Law Advisor by calling the front desk of the Undergraduate Advising Center – (785) 864-2834.

Things to think about when considering law school:

More things to think about when considering law school:

I want to attend law school.  What should I do?

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have further questions—about this website, law school or just want to talk—please contact the prelaw advisor via phone [direct line: (785) 864-2430], email (prelaw@ku.edu) or schedule an appointment in Room 132 of Strong Hall at (785) 864-2834.

What Can I Do With a Law Degree?

Plenty! Law school is not just for lawyers these days. Whether you're interested in law, non-profit sectors, government, education, administration, or politics, law school can offer a lot of options to those who plan carefully. 

 
 

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Pre-Law Day is coming! Visit the Events page of the Pre-Law Advising website at prelaw.ku.edu to get a list of schools attending. All of the schools on the list will be sending admissions officers, so think about the school/s you would like to attend and the questions you would ask an admissions officer if you could. You might also want to see if you can get an application fee waiver.
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