Pre Law Advising / Letters & Science Undergraduate Academic Services
(608) 890-4929 -- Pre-Law Advising
Hours Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
1305 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706
If you are interested in studying law, any major that you enjoy and find rewarding is acceptable for law school. The best preparation is a broad liberal arts background that includes courses that strengthen your command of English; develop your ability to think clearly, concisely and logically; and increase your understanding of human institutions and values.
Although there is no one course or sequence of courses you must take to gain admission to a law school, you should avoid taking courses on a pass/fail basis. If you are taking directed study courses, keep in mind that law school admissions committees may question their content and level of difficulty as they do not have titles. On your law school applications, you should take the opportunity to explain the content and nature of your experience in directed study courses.
The Pre-Law for badgers site offers help with pre-law advising, getting into law school, taking the LSAT, applying to law schools, personal statements, preparing for law school, inclusion diversity in the law profession, resources for pre-law students, and internships.
If you are interested in professional networking, the Pre-Law Society (PLS) functions to broaden members' understanding of law in terms of education, practice, opportunity, and internships. For information, contact Assistant Dean Consuelo Lopez Springfield at 262-5858 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit L&S Undergraduate Academic Services at 70 Bascom Hall, 500 Lincoln Drive.