At the UW, “pre-law” is not a major, minor, or series of courses. Law school requires no prerequisite courses nor do law schools prefer any particular majors. Pre-law refers to anyone who is considering going to law school after they complete their undergraduate degree.


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Explore, Prepare, & Apply to Law School

  • EXPLOREAcademic & Professional Prep

  • PREPAREApplication Prep & Getting Experience

  • APPLYApplying to Law School

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Pre-Law 101 Seminar

This course is designed for students who want to explore the field of law as well as prepare for law school. The main goal of the course is to give students a chance to reflect on what a life in the law would involve. Students will learn about the best way to prepare for, and to be successful in law school, as well as about the variety of possible careers in the law. Students will gain practical insight and have the opportunity to interact with legal professionals and law school admission officers to explore their futures in law school and the legal profession. Students will start to explore their career options and become acquainted with a number of career development resources. This course is open to all students who are exploring, preparing, or applying to law school. Alumni are welcome to audit the course and Autumn quarters will have a First -Year Interest Groups (FIGs) included.

Student Groups @ UW Seattle

  • Phi Alpha Delta (PAD) UW Chapter– Pre-Law Fraternity that help students interested in law learn more about the profession while building a diverse community
  • University of Washington Mock Trial Team-a student-run program composed of 6-10 person teams of undergraduate students. By portraying attorneys and witnesses, members immerse themselves in the legal system and put on full trials, from opening statements to closing arguments. The club is an active member of the American Mock Trial Association, the governing body for intercollegiate mock trial, and proudly represents the University of Washington at competitions across the country
  • Associated Students of the University of Washington (ASUW)– Elected and Hired employees work to represent student voices on campus and provide programming, events, and resources in order for students to succeed, flourish, and enjoy college

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