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
Apr 25
Philosophy Conference: Ethics, Science and Psychology in Aristotle
All day
Apr 29
Coffee with a Career Coach
10:00 am
May 08
Grad Fair
12:00 pm
May 17
Commencement Open House
12:00 pm
Jun 01
Mini College
08:00 am
Jun 02
Mini College
08:00 am
Jun 03
Mini College
08:00 am
View events: Upcoming
Are you interested in Intellectual Property or Patent Law? PatBar® is offering a free Webinar for the spring 2015 semester--"The Life and Times of an Associate Attorney". Register at They will discuss how to be a successful associate at a law firm, and will be taking questions during the Webinar, which will run approximately 40 minutes. PatBar® produces the Patent Bar PREP home study course for law school students and others interested in Intellectual Property and Patent Law with an eye toward taking and passing the Patent Bar Exam.
Patent Bar - Patent Bar Exam - Patent Bar Review Course - Patent Bar Study Materials -
We offer the most streamlined, efficient patent bar review course to help you easily pass the USPTO patent bar examination. With the longest-running home-study patent bar course, we have the best patent exam study materials available at

Today is the last day to drop a course or withdraw from KU. Stop by and see our advisors for any questions! #KU #advising

Life is about change. Sometimes it's painful. Sometimes it's beautiful. But most of the time, it's both.

One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
46 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times