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

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT CURRENTLY, WALK-IN WEDNESDAY ADVISING FOR PRE-LAW IS NOT BEING HELD IN PERSON. 

On March 11, the University of Kansas announced all classes would be taught remotely for the foreseeable future, and university events will be canceled. In light of that decision, our Walk-In Wednesday Pre-Law Advising Program is currently not occurring.  Individual in-person visits are canceled.  If you still would like pre-law advising, please email bryanna.hanschu@ku.edu to set up a telephone appointment.  We will reassess the situation nearer to April about extending this period of cancellation if necessary.  

While we are disappointed we will not be able to meet pre-law students in person at this time, social distancing and avoiding travel can help combat the spread of coronavirus.  Thank you for your understanding.

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

April LSAT Update: 
April LSAT is cancelled.  All test takers registered for the April LSAT will be automatically enrolled to take an online LSAT the week of May 18.  Please see here and our events page for details.  

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:
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT CURRENTLY, WALK-IN WEDNESDAY ADVISING FOR PRE-LAW IS NOT BEING HELD IN PERSON. 

On March 11, the University of Kansas announced all classes would be taught remotely for the foreseeable future, and university events will be canceled.  In light of that decision, our Walk-In Wednesday Pre-Law Advising Program is currently not occurring.  Individual in-person visits are canceled.  If you would still like pre-law advising, please email bryanna.hanschu@ku.edu to set up a telephone appointment. 

Normally, 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 April 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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