Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to Pre-Law Advising at KU! 

Whether you are a prospective KU student, current KU student or alumnus, the Undergraduate Advising Center 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.


Upcoming Events

So You're Thinking About Law School?

Interested in law school?  Want to hear from professors and current students regarding the ins and outs of the process?  Join Professor Amii Castle from the KU School of Law and the KU School of Business as she moderates this event for students interested in law school on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  This panel will include University of Kansas School of Law Dean Stephen Mazza, Professor Virginia Harper-Ho, and current students of KU Law.  Bring your questions, and we'll bring the pizza! 

When:   Tuesday, February 25, starting at 5:00 p.m.
Where:  The Colloquium (Room 1010) in Capitol Federal Hall, KU School of Business, 1654 Naismith Drive

Registration for this event is preferred, but not required.  Register here:  So You're Thinking About Law School

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! 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.


For Pre-Law Advice

Academic Advising:
For pre-law academic advising, such as which classes to take, contact the Undergraduate Advising Center at 785-864-2834 or by emailing prelaw@ku.edu.

Walk-In Law School Advice:
The KU School of Law offers general law school advice during walk-in times twice a month.  These sessions focus on how to navigate the law school application process and other tips.  

Walk-in times for general law school advice are available at the following times starting January 15, 2020:
First Wednesday of the month:  1:30 - 3 p.m.
Third Wednesday of the month: 9:30 - 11 a.m.

Contact:
Bryanna Hanschu
KU Law Director of Recruiting
785-864-7331
bryanna.hanschu@ku.edu

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