Pre-Law at Michigan

The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts has no official prescribed Pre-Law major or program. This position is consistent with advice that we have repeatedly received from law school deans and it is reiterated by the American Bar Association. We encourage students 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.  We look forward to working with you as you pursue your goal of attending law school. 

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Is law the right profession for me?

Career options and job prospects. 

What academic skills do I need to succeed?

Curriculum planning and skills essential to the study and practice of law.

What else should I do to prepare?

Preparing is about more than academics. 

When and where do I apply?

Timelines and Key resources.

How do I apply?

Application contents.

How do I pay for law school?

Cost of attendance, repayment options and budget tools.


Data on applicants nationwide and data specific to U-M applicants.

Pre-law Advisors



Fall 2014 Pre-Law Events (Print Version)

Personal Statement Workshops +

Learn what law schools are looking for in your personal statement and participate in writing exercises designed to help you write a strong and inspired essay.  (handout)

TH 9/18 @ 2-3 pm, G243 Angell Hall

M 10/6 @ 1-2 pm, G243 Angell Hall

W 10/22 @ 11 am-12 Noon, G243 Angell Hall


Pre-Law Walk-in Advising +

Walk-in advising is designed for quick discussions of recent LSAT scores and simple questions regarding your application.

T 10/28 @ 1-3 pm, Newnan Library, 1255 Angell Hall

Th 10/28 @ 1-3 pm, Newnan Library, 1255 Angell Hall

W 11/5 @ 10 am-12Noon, Newnan Library, 1255 Angell Hall

LSAT Familiarization Course

The Career Center and LSA Student Government periodically offer LSAT Familiarization Courses for UM—Ann Arbor degree-seeking students and alumni/ae. Courses cost $50, meet for nine sessions (culminating with a practice LSAT administration under timed conditions), and are offered several times a year.

Fall 2014 Sessions: Fridays, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM, Location TBD (September 12th - November 7th)

Pre-registration required at:

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