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

Starting September 4, pre-law coffee hour will be hosted, virtually, on Zoom every Tuesday and Friday, from 9am - 10am CSTYou are eligible to attend if you are a KU undergrad interested in attending any law school. Grab a beverage and your computer to join Bryanna in the morning with any questions! Please see the Events page for details on how to join. 
 


Black Pre-Law Students Info Session

Join the University of Kansas School of Law’s Black Law Students Association for a Zoom informational session and Q&A on why to attend KU Law and how to apply. Director of Recruiting Bryanna Hanschu will be present to answer any admission-related questions. Each attendee will receive a fee waiver if they plan on applying to start law school in 2021!

When:      Thursday, October 29, 2020
Time:        6:00pm - 7:00pm (CST)
Location:  This event will be held virtually via Zoom. Registrants will receive the link before the event.
Cost:        Free to attend

Registration: Registration is required to attend. We encourage you to register in advance, and registration is open up to and including the day of event. Registration is available through the KU Law Website here.  

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.

Pre-Law Coffee Hour - Law School Application Advice: 

Starting September 4, pre-law coffee hour will be hosted, virtually, on Zoom every Tuesday and Friday, from 9am - 10am CST. Please see the Events tab for details. You are eligible to attend if you are a KU undergrad interested in attending any law school. Grab a beverage and your computer and join Bryanna in the morning with any questions!

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

Law-Related Jobs (for further info, see the University Career Center)
 
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