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Pre-Law

Interested in a career in law? Contemplating law school? We can help!

The application process for law school is very unique. Your first stop should be a conversation with pre-law advisor Sarah Whitfield ’09. Learn more about preparing for and taking the LSAT, choosing a law school, timelines for applying, and more. We provide advising for both current students as well as alumni preparing to go to law school.

Where should I start?

As you consider attending law school you should think about the following questions:

  • Why do you want to go to law school?
  • What makes you interested in being a lawyer?
  • When are you thinking of attending?
  • What is your GPA?

 

Resources

General Resources

Law School Admissions Council (LSAC): The Law School Admissions Council is the best source of information online with school profiles, information about the LSAT, and much more.

American Bar Association: Check out their Statement on Preparing for Law School

Northeast Association of Pre-Law Advisors: They have a law school applicant resource page with many helpful links.

 

Law School Research

Law School Admissions Council: Prospective students can find school profiles, GPA and LSAT ranges, and more.

American Bar Association: In this section of the American Bar Association you can find employment data from each school.

Law School Transparency: Use this tool to directly compare schools’ employment outcomes.

 

 

 

Connecting with Law Schools and Alumni

Students and alumni have access to a vast Colby network of alumni who have previously attended law school. Colby alumni in law participate on panels, conduct information interviews with potential applicants, and attend off campus events.

In September, students visited Maine Law for their Colby, Bates, Bowdoin Law Day which presents a mock class and a real look inside the first year of law school, as well as advice on applying. Colby alumni who also attend or attended Maine Law joined us for a reception with Dean Conway.

Please call or email Sarah Whitfield ’09, Assistant Director for Careers in Law, Government, and Policy for more information.

207-859-4140

sarah.whitfield@colby.edu