Pre-Law Advising

Welcome to the Pre-Law website. This site will provide you with information about the process prior to entering law school and to offer resources to support you along the way. SMU's Pre-Law Advisor, Dr. Susan Harris will be holding several information sessions in September.  You should attend the one that is relevant to you.  

Pre-law 101 for first year students considering law school

  September 8th 5:00-6:00 pm in Fondren Science Room 0123

Pre-law 201 for Sophomores, Juniors, and Transfer students considering law school

  September 15th 5:00-6:00 pm in Fondren Science Room 0123

Senior Pre-law Application Workshop for seniors applying to law school this fall

  September 9th, 5:00-6:00 pm in Fondren Science Room 0123 

  Please bring your application materials (e.g., personal statement, resume, LSAT scores, list of recommenders)

Preparing for Law School

There is no single path that will prepare you for a legal education. Students who are successful in law school, and who become accomplished professionals, come from many walks of life and educational backgrounds. Some law students enter law school directly from their undergraduate studies without having had any post-baccalaureate work experience. Others begin their legal education significantly later in life, and they bring to their law school education the insights and perspectives gained from those life experiences. Legal education welcomes and values diversity and you will benefit from the exchange of ideas and different points of view that your colleagues will bring to the classroom.
    - taken from the American Bar Association website