Basic Prelaw Resources

Listed below are resources that past prelaw students have deemed enormously helpful. We strongly urge you to seek them out.

Law School Application Checklist and Timeline: Your campaign for law school admission should start up to 18 months before you step into your first law classroom. The Preprofessional Advising Center has created a useful checklist and timeline of what you should be doing during each season.

The ABA/LSAC Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools: Search for law schools that interest you using keywords, location, and your UGPA/LSAT combination. Customize your searches and get the most up-to-date details and information provided by the law schools.

New York University School of Law: Visit our own law school, located at 40 Washington Square South (on the southwest corner of the park). NYU undergraduates are allowed to visit first-year classes at the law school. Stop by the Admissions Office Welcome Desk (Wilf Hall, 139 MacDougal Street) or call (212) 998-6060 to arrange to sit in on a lecture on torts, criminal law, contracts, or civil procedure or to take a tour led by an NYU Law student, which is offered every Friday at noon.

New York City Law School Forum: In the fall of each year, the LSAC sponsors a Law School Forum here in Manhattan.  Details about the fair are posted on the LSAC website.  The forum is an extraordinary source of information. Representatives from over 160 of the nation's law schools bring catalogs, bulletins, and applications, and the LSAC provides shopping bags so that you can collect and carry home all the materials about legal education, specific law schools, and their admissions criteria.

NYU Undergraduate Law Society (ULS): This student club administers mock LSAT exams, hosts events, lectures, and programs for prelaw students, and arranges for campus visits by admissions officers, professors, and deans from various law schools. For more information about the Undergraduate Law Society or to join their mailing list, visit the ULS website. You may also join the Undergraduate Law Society during the fall or spring NYU Club Fest.

NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development: Students can visit the Wasserman Center for assistance with searching for law-related internships, refining their resume and cover letter, and other prelaw-related information.