To law school...and beyond!

Welcome to Pre-Law Advising at KU! 

Whether you are a prospective KU student, current KU student or alumnus, the Pre-Law Office is committed to supporting you throughout the process of thinking about, preparing for and applying to law school.

This site is a resource for you, but you should also consult other sources for insights and perspectives about choosing law as a career. KU has many resources for pre-law students, including organizations and activities to help you explore your options. We look forward to working with you as you pursue your goal of attending law school.

Pre-Law Basics

Sign up to receive Pre-Law Updates by visiting CLAS in 109 Strong Hall and adding Pre-Law to your major interest form. And watch this Pre-Law Basics slideshow to learn more about law school and the application process.

Pre-Law Basics Slideshow

Can I Major in Pre-Law?

KU has no officially prescribed pre-law major or program. This position is consistent with advice from law school deans and 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.

What Can I Do With a Law Degree?

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

Legal specialties and alternative careers

Contact the Pre-Law Advisor
Mattie Stevens, KU Prelaw Advisor

Mattie Stevens

Professional Development Events
Jan 27
Through the Employer's Eyes-- An Interactive Resume Workshop
01:00 pm
Jan 29
Coffee with a Career Coach
10:00 am
Jan 30
Winter Mini College
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Jan 31
Winter Mini College
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Feb 01
Winter Mini College
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Feb 02
11:00 am
Feb 03
Benefits of Mentoring
11:00 am
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Are you looking for an extracurricular activity that allows you to explore the legal field and help others truly in need? Are you particularly interested in family law issues? You might consider serving as a Court Appointed Special Advocate or CASA. CASA volunteers are court appointed advocates for a child in the foster system because of abuse or neglect. You must be at least 21 years old and commit to at least one year of service, as well as complete 30 hours of training, pass background checks and successfully interview. Visit for more information or contact Maria Butler at
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