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Pre-Law Advising

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These pages provide resources for those students considering or applying to law school. Though law can be a highly rewarding and flexible career choice, law school is a demanding and costly endeavor. You should begin, therefore, by thinking carefully about whether to apply.

If you do decide that law school is right for you, the next step is to select a set of schools where you will apply. Once you are ready to apply to particular schools, the application process is generally quite straightforward. You will need to: 

  1. Register with the Law School Admission Council (LSAC).
  2. Register for and take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT),
  3. Provide an academic transcript, using the LSAC's transcript request forms.
  4. Solicit at least two letters of recomendation.
  5. Write and submit a résumé and personal statement.

Follow the links on this site to find out more about each of these steps. Keep up with current Pre-Law Events on the Pre-Law Blog.

If you have any questions, or need to talk further about any aspect of the application process, please contact: 

Richard Nunan
Professor of Philosophy
Pre-Law Advisor
14 Glebe Street, Room 201

Pre-Law Advising News

New Pre-Law Advisor
Posted on 19 June 2017 | 2:06 pm
On July 1, 2017, I will be stepping down as pre-law advisor and director of the pre-law program. I am pleased to announce that my colleague in the Department of Philosophy, Richard Nunan, will be the new director and pre-law advisor. You can contact him with your questions about law school at It has […]
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Constitution Day
Posted on 19 June 2017 | 10:55 am
Pre-Law is pleased to announce the 2017 Constitution Day lecture: Jeffrey Rosen George Washington University Law School President, National Constitution Center  “Louis Brandeis: American Prophet” Tuesday September 5 7:00 pm Location to be announced Jeffrey Rosen’s books include Louis D. Brandeis: American Prophet (Yale UP, 2016), The Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries that Defined America […]
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