Pre-Law (Law School)

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.

Pre-Law Career Coaching

At the UW Career and Internship Center, Pre-Law Career Coaching can help students and alumni:

  • Determine whether law school is the best fit for one’s professional goals
  • Learn about law school and the different areas of legal practice
  • Help with the application process
  • Determine an action plan
  • Explore the different jobs and careers in the field
  • Subscribe to the UW Pre-Law listserv to receive announcements on Pre-Law events, resources, and information

30 min appointments are available for UW students and alumni. Schedule your Pre-Law Career Coaching appointment in Handshake. Appointments can be done in-person at the Career & Internship Center, over the phone or virtually through Zoom. Note your appointment preference Under “Appointment Medium” when creating your appointment.  Please note that alumni who are more than two years post-graduation must call the Career & Internship Center for scheduling support: 206.543.0535.

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 (GEN ST 297) offered Autumn 2020

SLN: 15717 

SLN for FIG Section: 23045