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Pre-Law: Is Law School Right for You?

Resources to support students considering a career in law.

Choosing Law School

Choosing to go to law school is a big decision that involves a number of factors. Research, as well as talking to a pre-law advisor and legal professionals, can help you make that decision. These are just a few resources that may be helpful to you as you determine whether a career as a legal professional is right for you. 

Summer Law Programs for Minority Students

Summer for Undergraduates Program (Florida State University) 
Florida State University College of Law 
Office of Student Affairs 
425 West Jefferson Street, Suite A310
Tallahassee, FL 32306-1601
Fax: 850.644.4358

Month-long immersion into legal study (mid-May through mid-June).  Includes classroom experience, advice on admissions, and information on careers in law.
60 students.
Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
Especially interested in historically underrepresented groups.
All tuition and room and board covered.  Includes stipend.  Participants must cover travel.

Application, resume, personal statement, letter of recommendation, current transcript required end of March.

Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program
Contact sponsoring schools directly (University of Arkansas School of Law, SUNY Buffalo Law School, The University of Texas School of Law (Texas students)).

Four-week summer program on skills necessary to succeed in law school, admissions process, and legal careers.

•    students in first two years of college
•    racial and ethnic minority groups underrepresented in legal profession

Say Yes to Law School
North Carolina Bar Association
8000 Weston Parkway, Cary

Full-day event Saturday in late March (March 21, 2015).