Interested in law school and want to learn more?  Pre-Law Advising offers two different sessions, a Pre-Law Orientation Session and an Applying to Law School Session. Please read the descriptions and prerequisites of the two sessions carefully to determine which session is most appropriate for you.

Pre-Law Orientation Session (for 1st and 2nd year students):  First- and second-year students must attend a Pre-Law Orientation Session prior to scheduling an individual appointment with the Pre-Law Adviser or attending the Applying to Law School Session (see below).

Topics covered in the Pre-Law Orientation Session include:

  • Preparing for law school and strengthening your application now (even if you are not yet certain that you want to attend)
  • Skills required for law school
  • Learning about law school
  • Learning about the practice of law
  • Deciding whether to apply to law school
  • Pre-Law Advising resources

Spring 2018 Pre-Law Orientation Session dates:

Thursday, January 18: 3:30–4:30 p.m.
Monday, January 29: 10:00–11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, February 20: 2:00–3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 22: 1:00–2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 4: 9:00–10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, April 17: 11:00–12:00 p.m.
    

All sessions take place in the Grange Building.  Check in at the front desk upon arrival.

Registration is required and is available on-line at:

https://dus.psu.edu/pre-law/attend-pre-law-orientation-session

Applying to Law School Session (for juniors and seniors)This session is designed for juniors and seniors who are getting ready to apply to law school.   First- and second-year students who have attended a Pre-Law Orientation Session are also invited to attend but it may make sense to wait until junior year to attend this session so that the information is fresh in your mind when you are ready to apply. 

 Topics covered in the Law School Application Session include:

  • Introduction to the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT)
  • Strategies and options for LSAT preparation
  • Review of law school application timeline
  • Using lsac.org to apply to law school
  • Drafting personal statements/diversity statements/résumés/addenda
  • Obtaining strong letters of recommendation
  • Selecting/Evaluating law schools (brief intro to this topic)
  • Financing law school (brief intro to this topic)
  • Pre-Law Advising resources

 Spring 2018 Applying to Law School Session dates:

Thursday, January 25: 10:00–11:00 a.m.
Friday, February 9: 1:00–2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 27: 11:00–12:00 p.m.
Monday, March 26: 10:00–11:00 a.m.
Thursday, April 12: 1:00–2:00 p.m.

All sessions take place in the Grange Building.  Check in at the front desk upon arrival.

Registration is required and is available on-line at:   

https://dus.psu.edu/pre-law/attend-applying-law-school-session

Katherine E. Garren, J.D.
Senior Undergraduate Studies Adviser/Pre-Law Adviser
Division of Undergraduate Studies
The Pennsylvania State University
Grange Building
University Park, PA 16802
Email: keg146@psu.edu

To schedule an appointment, please call (814) 865-7576.  Please complete the Appointment Prep and submit it to me prior to your scheduled appointment.

Pre-Law Advising website:  http://dus.psu.edu/prelaw

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