To law school...and beyond!

Frequently Asked Questions

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
m.stevens@ku.edu
785-864-2834

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