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Information for Juniors & Seniors


Maria P. Vitullo, Esq., the Pre-Law Program Director, provides guidance to juniors and seniors about the law school admissions process. This includes tailored advice about the different law school options available to each student, how to prepare for the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT), ways to improve personal statements, as well as alternative career options.

General Advice

  • Join the Pre-Law Program listserv and Blackboard site as soon as possible by emailing a request to Make an effort to attend Pre-Law Program events.
  • Enroll in courses in a variety of subject areas that will develop the core competencies required for law school success, i.e., writing, reading, critical thinking and analysis, oral communication.
  • Work hard in all of your courses; focus on learning as much as you can and achieving the best grades that you can!
  • Get to know your professors. Actively participate in class, and visit them during their office hours.
  • Select a couple co-curricular activities that interest you and in which you can develop a leadership role.
  • Consider membership in Amicus Curiae, the student pre-law society, and/or another pre-law student organization, such as Mock Trial, Associated Student Government, or Student Court.
  • Abide by the Student Code of Conduct.
  • As a junior, take as many of the simulated LSAT exams sponsored by the Pre-Law Program as possible. These simulated exams conclude with a teach-back from a professional LSAT instructor.
  • As a senior, register for the Pre-Law Program's September four-part seminar on Applying to Law School. This series provides a step-by-step overview of the admissions process, two sessions on writing your personal statement, and access to a law school admissions panel comprised of law school admissions representatives who will answer your questions about the admissions process.

Junior Year Timeline

Senior Year Timeline

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