Pre-Professional and Joint Degree Programs

Pre-Law Overview

Pre-law students should begin preparation as early as possible.

Students interested in applying to law school should open a pre-law file with the Office of Pre-Professional Advising and Fellowships (OPPAF), located in Nexus Building, Room 145
, and are urged to seek guidance from pre-law advisers and other faculty.

The best advice for students who are preparing for law school is to obtain copies of the LSAT & LSDAS Information Book as well as the ABA-LSAC Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools published by the Law School Admission Council and the American Bar Association. These publications may be obtained in OPPAF or by visiting

No particular major is best for pre-law preparation. Pre-law students must develop the capacity to think creatively. This capacity depends on skills and understanding already discussed, and also on the ability to conduct research; to reason deductively, inductively, and by analogy; and to synthesize what one has learned.


For further information, please contact:

Pre-Professional Advising and Fellowships
Nexus Building, Room 145
p – 516.877.3140
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