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. Contact Janet Hopkins, SMU's Pre-Law Advisor, with questions or to make an appointment.

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