Pre-Law * : About The Program

About Pre-Law at UB

Admission into law school requires an undergraduate (bachelor's) degree in any field of study. The University at Buffalo pre-law advisor works closely with pre-law students in an effort to ensure applicants are well-informed and adequately prepared for the rigorous law school application process.

While pre-law studies is not an academic major or formal academic program at the University at Buffalo, we offer a wide variety of support for students interested in pursuing graduate study in law. Specialized programming and services for students who self identify as pre-law are coordinated each semester by the pre-law advisor. Services for pre-law students consist of relevant workshops, a pre-law listserv, a website, and active pre-law clubs and organizations, including Phi Alpha Delta Pre Law Fraternity Inc. (PAD) and a Student Association Pre-Law Society. There is also a pre-law resource area that includes magazines, books, and law school catalogs.

Since its founding in 1887, the University at Buffalo School of Law -- the State University of New York's only law school -- has established an excellent reputation and is widely regarded as a leader in legal education. Its cutting-edge curriculum provides both a strong theoretical foundation and the practical tools graduates need to succeed in a competitive marketplace, wherever they choose to practice. A special emphasis on interdisciplinary studies, public service, and opportunities for hands-on clinical education makes UB's School of Law unique among the nation's premier public law schools.

UB undergraduates can take advantage of the programs and networking opportunities the Law School provides to further enhance their collegiate experience. Such activities include a biannual networking session, admissions workshops, and opportunities to sit in on law school classes.

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Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:02:44 EST