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Planning for Law School

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There is no "pre-law" track at Stanford. Law schools welcome all majors, so seek courses/majors that you find intellectually exciting. As long as your major requires you to write well and to develop critical thinking skills, you can become a strong applicant.

Pre-Law COVID FAQs for Academic Year 2020-2021

During the academic year 2020-21, your Pre-law Advisors are available for Zoom and phone appointments to discuss your plans to attend law school.  You can make an appointment here.

In this FAQ section, we will post updates on COVID-19 topics of interest to pre-law students and helpful links.

Pre-Law Academic Advising at Stanford

Kathy Wright and Rebecca Curtin, the Stanford Pre-law advisors (located in Academic Advising on the first floor in Sweet Hall), are available to provide information and advice in response to your pre-law advising inquiries at any point in your undergraduate career and throughout the application process. 

Pre-law advising resources include one-on-one appointments, law-related programming, informational visits from law school deans of admission, group advising, personal statement review, strategies for preparing for the LSAT, choosing where to apply, advice on when to apply, taking a gap year, etc.

All Pre-law academic advising services are available to current students and alumni only.

Appointments

Current students and alumni may make an appointment online here.


Personal Statement Review

If you would like your personal statement to be reviewed, please email it in a Word document to Pre-law advisor Kathy Wright at kwright@stanford.edu, or to Pre-law advisor Rebecca Curtin at rcurtin@stanford.edu. You can expect a review of your essay with specific comments and suggestions within 3 working days.

The pre-law advisors at Stanford are not able to review documents from students/alumni from schools other than Stanford University.


Email Advice

Current students and alumni may send questions or concerns to kwright@stanford.edu, or to rcurtin@stanford.edu.


Up-To-Date Announcements

Join the Joint Pre-law email list to receive program announcements at. 


Law Programming

We offer programs each quarter that aim to help students make informed decisions about deciding to go to law school, applying to law school, and programs featuring alumni with advice and insight into law school and the profession.

Spring 2021 Programming

We are pleased to announce our Spring programs for pre-law students. While some of these programs are geared toward students applying to law school in Autumn 2021, all pre-law students are encouraged to attend to better prepare for the admissions process!